What is CPAP?
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. While you sleep, a machine is used to rectify sleep apnea symptoms and aid in the prevention of snoring.
How does CPAP work?
A continuous air flow is forced through your nose with CPAP. When your muscles relax during sleep, this steady pressure prevents your airways from collapsing. The result – you maintain a constant oxygen level throughout the night. Though CPAP cannot cure sleep apnea. It’s a temporary solution preventing from the suffering of symptoms.
Are there alternatives to CPAP?
Yes. A change in diet or lifestyle can alter certain patients’ sleep apnea. Oral appliances – a device used in re-positioning your jaw and/or tongue – are available. In extreme and severe cases, some people require surgery.
If you have mild to severe sleep apnea, or snore heavily, call or email us today. We will help you to identify the sleep apnea treatment that is right for you.
Dr. Westman has a great understanding and experience in recognizing and determining the cause of your sleeplessness. Taking into account a number of factors – including your symptoms, you gender, your age, your medical history and your current emotional state – Dr. Westman will provide you with a full analysis and works with you to find answers . . . . and the solutions.
Gain control of your life
Sleep deprivation can lead to serious medical problems and when improperly treated, can increase the risks on your health. Choosing a dentist who has experience with sleep-disorders and who is qualified to work with you is crucial to your health or the health of a loved one.
Wake up to healthy sleep…
Dr. Westman continues to evolve his practice by constantly strengthening his skills and knowledge to include the treatment of various sleep disorders.
To optimize your health and get answers to your snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, and all sleep disorder questions, contact our office today and find out which one of the treatment options best suits your sleep (or lack thereof) situation.