CPAP Replacement Therapy
CPAP uses pressure that is distributed through a tube. The patient wears a mask that allows the pressure from the CPAP device to push air through the obstruction in the airway. CPAP must be used every night in order for the treatment to be effective. Some patients find the treatment uncomfortable. However, persistence has shown that the treatment is effective for mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea.
If you suspect that you are suffering from sleep apnea, you will need a consultation with Bear Brook Dental Care. We can discuss treatment options with you, including CPAP replacement therapy. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea may also benefit from making changes to their lifestyle and habits. Weight, alcohol abuse and smoking can all exacerbate the symptoms of sleep apnea. How you sleep in bed at night is another change of habit which may benefit you.
Many patients find that sleeping on additional pillows to elevate the position of the head helps them breathe more freely at night. A consultation with an experienced dentist from Bear Brook Dental Care, who has treated sleep apnea patients, will help you find relief from symptoms in conjunction with treatment.
Do not ignore the symptoms of sleep apnea. The condition is linked to a number of serious health conditions, including an increased risk of stroke or heart conditions. Although relatively low in number, there have also been deaths directly linked to sleep apnea. If you are waking at night choking or short of breath, seek treatment right away.
For more information on CPAP and sleep apnea, ask an expert at Bear Brook Dental Care. We can help you understand the causes and symptoms of sleep apnea as well as provide treatment for the condition. Book a consultation with Bear Brook Dental Care if you recognize any of the symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea.