The best sleep apnea treatment for any patient is one that they use consistently. Treating sleep apnea is important because it can lead to serious health consequences like heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Not to mention, not treating sleep apnea can leave patients feeling tired and unable to focus during the day. The only way to get a proper night of sleep and reduce health risks when you have sleep apnea is finding the best sleep apnea treatment for your needs. At Bite Align in Fort Atkinson, we offer comprehensive sleep apnea treatment plans to meet the needs of every patient. You don’t have to stay married to CPAP if you’re unhappy with it.
CPAP Isn’t the Best Solution for Everyone
The list of complaints about CPAP are never-ending. One of the most common complaints is that wearing the mask is uncomfortable and makes it difficult to sleep at night. CPAP machines are also loud, can cause nose sensitivity, are difficult to travel with, hard to clean, and can cause changes to the bite. At the end of the day, some patients might find satisfaction with CPAP while others won’t. If you’re unhappy with your CPAP, know there are other sleep apnea treatments available.
One of the first steps to finding the right sleep apnea treatment for you is receiving an accurate sleep apnea diagnosis. If you haven’t yet received an official diagnosis from a physician, you will need to take a sleep test. There are many options to complete a sleep test from the comfort of your home. After you receive a diagnosis you will also need to schedule a consultation at our dental office for sleep apnea treatment.
Dr. Stafford will examine your airways and your mouth to look for any potential dental issues that might contribute to your sleep apnea. Oftentimes, patients have underdeveloped jaw structures that cause narrow airways. By addressing the underdeveloped jaw structure as part of your sleep apnea treatment, we can correct the underlying cause and treat you for life.
In addition to correcting underlying problems, we will also suggest a series of lifestyle changes to help improve your condition. If you are overweight, losing weight through regular exercise and healthy eating can help reduce neck fat and therefore allow your airway to open further. We also suggest not drinking alcohol, quitting smoking, and not taking any medications like muscle relaxers that might cause your airway to collapse at night.
Customized Sleep Apnea Treatment in Fort Atkinson
If you’re ready to find a sleep apnea treatment that works for you, Dr. Stafford can help. We offer a series of sleep apnea treatments for our patients. Most of our patients benefit from a combination of wearing the DNA oral appliance in addition to orofacial myofunctional therapy. This combination cures sleep apnea although this treatment isn’t ideal for everyone. We also offer oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea. After an evaluation, Dr. Stafford will recommend the best customized sleep apnea treatment for you.
Contact our sleep dentist in Fort Atkinson today. We will help you find out what type of sleep apnea treatment you can benefit from. You can finally goodbye to your CPAP for life. Schedule an appointment by calling (920) 563-7323.