Rest Easy with Sleep Treatment in Dunwoody
Sleep apnea affects millions of people, and many may not even be aware of it. If you snore loudly while you sleep, feel more tired waking up than you did when you went to bed, or experience grogginess during the day, you may be experiencing some symptoms of sleep apnea. Fortunately, Dr. Jeff Rodgers is able to alleviate you of your symptoms with sleep treatments, giving you the ability to have a restful and relaxing night.
The most common type of sleep apnea is OSA, obstructive sleep apnea. This can be caused by poor jaw position, large tonsils, or throat muscles that are too relaxed. OSA causes you to stop breathing for 10 or more seconds during sleep, and it can occur several times each night. Though it may not appear to be a big deal, not addressing your sleep apnea symptoms can lead to a higher risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, and other serious medical issues. There are many methods of sleep treatments Dr. Rodgers may suggest to help you with your sleeping disorder.
A traditional form of sleep treatment is the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. Though it is effective, a lot of patients consider it bulky. Others complain it makes them feel claustrophobic because of the mask around their face. Another form of sleep treatment is having a custom mouthguard made. This oral appliance is made for your mouth only, and you would wear it while you sleep. It works by pivoting your jaw forward and correctly positioning your tongue, allowing air to continuously flow while you sleep. Changing the way you sleep is another form of sleep treatment. Simple yet effective, many people can often relieve themselves of sleep apnea symptoms by just switching sleeping positions. If sleeping on your back versus your side is beneficial to you, Dr. Rodgers will be able to assess that and try to find the position that is best for you.
Provent, a relatively new form of sleep treatment, is not as invasive as the CPAP machine, yet it is very effective. It fits into your nose, and uses your very own breathing power to keep your airway open. If none of these sleeping treatments work, surgical treatment may be necessary. Regardless, Dr. Rodgers and our team will be sure to help you with your hindering sleeping condition, because we know a good night's sleep is worth its weight in gold! If you are having persistent sleeping issues, be sure to contact our office today for a consultation.