Snoring at night and having trouble sleeping? You might be suffering from “Sleep Apnea”
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment in Moorestown NJ
We all need a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately nearly 1 in every 15 Americans is missing out on sleep every night because of a common disorder called “sleep apnea”. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where your breathing repeatedly stops and starts again. If you snore loudly and/or feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you may have sleep apnea. We can help with “Sleep Apnea Treatment.”
Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
The three most common symptoms of sleep apnea are:
- Heavy snoring during sleep,
- Restless sleep during the night,
- Feeling tired and sleepy during the day.
Other symptoms may include insomnia, trouble concentrating, headaches, mood changes, weight gain, frequent heartburn and more.
About Sleep Apnea
“Sleep apnea” is a common sleep disorder in which breathing is paused during your sleep. Those who have sleep apnea stop breathing while they are asleep… sometimes for over a minute! Yet, most people are not aware this is happening but they wake up tired because they aren’t getting a good night’s sleep.
The most common type is sleep apnea is caused when you have an airway obstruction in your throat or nasal passages. While you sleep your body relaxes and the soft tissues in your throat and nasal passages also relax. Those relaxed tissues, which include your tongue, tonsils and uvula, may block your airway which will restrict your breathing.
How Sleep Apnea Treatment Works
Different sleep apnea diagnoses will require different treatments. In order to identify the right solution for your sleep apnea, Dr. Esmail and Dr. Rush-Esmail will first identify your condition to determine the specific cause of your sleep apnea.
These potentially life-saving treatments may include:
- A Dental Appliance, such as a mouthguard or nightguard. This may be used to help correct your bite and position your mouth so that the airway obstruction is eliminated or minimized.
- Lifestyle changes, such as avoiding excessive alcohol before bed, changing your diet, losing weight or sleeping in a different position.
- Surgery: In some rare cases a minor surgical procedure may be required.
Start getting a good night’s rest
Dr. Esmail and Dr. Rush-Esmail will determine the best course of action for your individual case and discuss your options with you. Call us today for sleep apnea treatment.