Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep is essential for the maintenance and rejuvenation of your body and mind. During sleep, we recharge so we are able to function on full. How would a night of fragmented sleep leave you functioning? What most people don't realize is the impact sleep has on our overall health—chronic health issues, mood, weight control, pain management, sex drive, memory, and focus.
At CT Sleep Center, our doctors will provide you with a non-invasive treatment option to manage your sleep apnea. Our highly skilled doctors will provide a thorough assessment along with a personalized treatment plan.
Oral appliances may be an effective treatment option for cases of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. If appropriate, our doctors will treat your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with a custom oral appliance.
We offer a variety of oral appliances.
Oral appliance therapy is comfortable and appliance selection will be based on your unique needs. Oral appliance therapy is designed to reposition the lower jaw and tongue forward, helping to maintain an open airway. Our team will monitor your progress at three-week and three-month checkups. Adjustments may need to be made to your oral appliance.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Treatment
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is the gold standard of sleep apnea treatment. However, some people find it uncomfortable and compliance becomes an issue. Those who accept CPAP treatment will be given a mask and hose or nosepiece along with the CPAP machine to deliver a constant and steady air pressure. This steady stream of air will help prevent soft tissues from blocking the airway. Common problems with CPAP include a leaky mask, dry mouth, stuffy nose, and difficulty falling asleep.
In severe sleep apnea cases, surgery may be the best course of treatment. If our team believes your best option to be surgical intervention, they will discuss your options with you and provide you with a referral to a specialist in the area.