The Impact of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea occurs when a person's breathing is frequently disrupted during sleep. In severe cases, a person may stop breathing momentarily hundreds of times throughout the night. The sleep disorder can have serious health consequences, including:
- High blood pressure
- Increased risk of stroke
- Development of irregular heartbeat
- Risk of heart failure
- Danger of heart attack
- Development of diabetes
- Increased likelihood of depression
- Worsening of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
A Revolutionary New Treatment
When a sleep specialist or general physician diagnoses you with sleep apnea, a CPAP machine is typically prescribed to use nightly. These machines keep the airway open via a constant stream of air pressure. The machines are bulky and noisy, and they can be uncomfortable to wear while trying to fall asleep.
While Dr. Lamielle cannot diagnose sleep apnea, he can help you experience a substantially better approach to manage your condition.
Dr. Lamielle offers several alternative treatment options, with a focus on custom-fitting mouthguards that are worn during sleep. Our options include the TAP, EMA, and Modified Herbst® appliances. Each of these works to alleviate sleep apnea by moving the jaw out and opening up the airways. The result is a snore-less night's sleep, without the use of a CPAP machine.
Ready To Experience A Restful Night's Sleep?
If a physician or sleep specialist has diagnosed you with sleep apnea, contact Dr. Lamielle today. We will work with your physician to create the custom appliance and treatment that is right for you.Schedule an Appointment