Sleep Apnea Therapy in Beachwood, OH
What is Sleep Apnea?
Looking for a good night’s sleep? Turn to The Center for Advanced Dentistry. You may think of snoring as a mild nuisance, but it can actually be indicative of a serious sleep-breathing disorder known as sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when soft tissues block air passages. Air then forces entry causing the muffled vibrations we know as snoring. A variety of factors contribute to airway blockage including tongue and jaw position, throat size, and tonsil or adenoid size. Snoring does not necessarily indicate sleep apnea, but the only way to be certain that you aren’t suffering from this potentially dangerous condition is to complete a sleep study. Even if you don’t have sleep apnea, an oral appliance can help eliminate snoring. After all, your bed partner would like to get a good night's sleep, too!
The Center for Advanced Dentistry offers a complimentary consultation for our patients who snore. At the initial visit, we discuss your major concerns about your sleep situation and fatigue. Dr. Hornstein will also review your medical history and symptoms, as this information is vital for your treatment. Plus, it helps measure your risk for sleep apnea.
The Impact of not sleeping
The side effects of not sleeping are significant and potentially life-threatening. People who do not receive adequate sleep are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than people who sleep soundly throughout the night. Sleep apnea sufferers frequently experience depression and anxiety, and heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and premature death are all related to the sleep breathing disorder. Poor sleep doesn’t just make you tired -- it can literally kill you. Don’t wait to seek help for sleep apnea from Dr. Hornstein.
Not Wearing Your CPAP?
If you can’t stand to wear your CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure machine, you are certainly not alone. Over half of patients prescribed CPAP therapy for sleep apnea do not find the relief they need, so they discontinue its use altogether. The CPAP is loud, uncomfortable, and may cause more interruptions in sleep than the original sleep apnea. Fortunately, treatment with a removable oral appliance from Dr. Hornstein offers a small, portable, silent alternative to CPAP therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy
If it’s determined by a medical doctor that you would benefit from sleep apnea therapy, The Center for Advanced Dentistry is prepared to assist! Depending on your needs, Dr. Hornstein can fit you for either a Somnodent or The Moses, both of which are oral appliances worn during sleep. These devices effectively treat sleep apnea by maintaining the position of your tongue and soft tissues while you sleep keeping your airway open throughout the night. Almost everyone affected by sleep apnea that uses this form of therapy reported a comfortable, full night’s rest when wearing it. These revolutionary tools can only be obtained by working with a healthcare professional like Dr. Hornstein.
Start Sleeping Better… Today!
Please contact us today to arrange your sleep apnea therapy appointment. Dr. Hornstein sees patients from Beachwood, Cleveland, Pepper Pike, Solon, Shaker Heights, and other Ohio cities. If this will be your first time coming to our practice, please review and complete the instructions on our new patient page.