Sleep Apnea Therapy – New York, NY
Having a Hard Time Feeling Well-Rested? We Can Help!
Our team’s passion for treating sleep apnea began about twelve years ago, when Dr. Newman himself was diagnosed with the condition. He dedicated his free time to learning as much as he could about this dangerous disorder so he can make sure his patients don’t have to suffer. If you have a difficult time feeling well-rested after a full eight hours of sleep or suffer from chronic snoring, we may be able to help improve your quality of life with customized sleep apnea therapy. Using the latest advancements in dentistry, we’re able to help open your airways and make breathing easier than ever while you’re asleep. To find out if we can help, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that causes breathing to stop and begin again several times over the course of a night. When left untreated, it can be dangerous, increasing your risk of developing certain medical and health conditions.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the throat relaxes and narrows or blocks your airway while you’re asleep. This typically causes one of the most common symptoms of OSA, which is chronic loud snoring. Even though these breathing episodes are brief and don’t last longer than a couple of seconds, over time, they can have a drastic impact on the amount of oxygen flowing to the brain. These episodes can happen anywhere from dozens to hundreds of times every night, impairing your REM sleep, which is vital to feeling well-rested.
How Can You Tell if You Suffer From Sleep Apnea?
Because most sleep apnea signs occur while you’re asleep, many cases of this condition go undiagnosed. However, there are some symptoms that you can keep an eye out for while you’re awake. Some of these include:
If you notice any of these symptoms, the first step you should take is to schedule a sleep study. This involves a sleep specialist observing your breathing patterns over the course of a night either in a controlled environment or the comfort of your own home. After examining the results, they’ll be able to form a diagnosis of your condition. Once you’ve received this, you can contact our office to learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Gramercy Park using oral appliances.
What is Sleep Apnea Therapy?
One of the most common ways to treat sleep apnea is by using a CPAP machine, which helps expand your airway by providing a constant flow of air while you sleep. It uses a small facial mask to do this, which can cause some patients discomfort, making it difficult for them to fall asleep. Fortunately, Dr. Newman offers a less invasive and more comfortable alternative, called oral appliance therapy. These are customized appliances that are made to comfortably reposition your mouth to open your airways, allowing for maximum oxygen flow and a better quality of rest. These can also be used in combination with a CPAP machine for patients with more severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea.
If you would like to learn whether sleep apnea therapy in Gramercy Park can help improve your everyday life and restore your rest, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a consultation today. Our team will be more than happy to help by answering any questions or concerns you have about your condition.