Sleep Apnea Treatment – York, PA
Stop Your Snoring and Rest Easy
Nearly three-quarters of American adults experience sleeping problems at least a few nights a week, and in many cases, this can leave them so exhausted that it interferes with their daily activities. One common reason that you might not be resting as well as you should can be sleep apnea, a disorder that can cause loud snoring and frequent awakenings. Are you tired of having your sweet dreams interrupted? Get in touch with Dr. Cyriac at York Smile Care to learn more about your options for sleep apnea treatment in York, PA.
Why Choose York Smile Care for Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment?
- Comfortable Appliance Treatment Options
A Knowledgeable Dentist
Partnered with Local
When you’re asleep, the muscles near the back of your throat could relax and fall back, stopping you from getting enough air. This lowers the oxygen levels in your blood and forces your brain to wake you up briefly to resume breathing (though you may not even remember this happening). If you have sleep apnea, these events can happen 5 to 30 times every hour, meaning you don’t reach the deepest, most restful phases of sleep.
Needless to say, if sleep apnea keeps interrupting your nightly rest, there could be many serious complications in the long run. For example:
- You may be drowsier and more fatigued during the day, making it difficult to concentrate at work. Many people even fall asleep while driving.
- You could develop high blood pressure and at some point experience recurrent heart attacks, strokes, and abnormal heartbeats.
- You might be at a higher risk of developing insulin resistance, which leads to type 2 diabetes.
Many different signs can point to sleep apnea, but the most obvious is typically snoring. Mild snoring may not be as harmful, but if the noise is particularly loud, there’s a good chance that it’s related to a sleep-related breathing disorder. Your partner might also notice you periodically gasping for air whenever you snore. The sound tends to become worse the more severe the disorder is. You should have a sleep test performed as soon as possible to narrow down the nature of your snoring so that you (and your loved ones) can enjoy peaceful nights again.
An Alternative to
CPAP: Oral Appliance Therapy
What is the solution for your sleep apnea? In many cases, CPAP therapy is used to continuously force air into the throat via a mask. This can work, but many patients end up not complying with the treatment because of the noise and the discomfort. In comparison, the oral appliances that Dr. Cyriac offers are smaller, quieter, more convenient, and designed to fit your unique mouth; this can make them a good alternative for treating sleep apnea depending on how severe it is.
Tap (Thornton Adjustable Positioner)
The innovative TAP appliance has a special tension mechanism that holds the lower jaw forward while you sleep to keep the airway open and prevent sleep apnea episodes and snoring from occurring. The design of the appliance makes it easy to adjust for the ideal fit.
Sleep Physicians in
We know how important it is for you to get the sleep you deserve every night, and we want you to receive the best care possible. That’s why we work alongside some of the best sleep physicians in York County. If you think you have sleep apnea, they can administer a sleep test to confirm it. After that, they can help you explore different treatment options depending on your unique situation; if they find that oral appliance therapy is right for you, we’ll be ready to help!