Sleep Apnea Treatment 

Experience Life Without Sleep Apnea

At The Snooze Doc, we believe that everyone deserves a good night’s sleep. Our expert team is dedicated to diagnosing and treating sleep apnea, ensuring that each patient can enjoy uninterrupted, quality sleep. We offer various treatments tailored to meet the needs of those suffering from this common but serious condition.

Oral Appliance Therapy: A Comfort-First Approach

For many of our patients, the key to a better night’s sleep is Oral Appliance Therapy. This treatment involves using a custom-fitted device, similar to a sports mouthguard, designed to keep your airway open while asleep by gently moving your jaw forward. It’s an effective solution for those with mild to moderate sleep apnea and is preferred by patients who struggle with the bulk and noise of CPAP machines.

Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy include:

Comfort:

More comfortable than CPAP machines, as they are custom-made to fit your mouth.

Convenience:

Easy to use and maintain, perfect for the frequent traveler.

Silence:

Operates quietly, providing a disturbance-free night.

What Sets Us Apart? Our Patient-Centered Care

Our Core Values

Empathy:

At The Snooze Doc, you’re more than just a patient; you’re part of our community. We understand the challenges that come with disrupted sleep and approach each case with sensitivity and care.

Expertise:

Our team includes sleep medicine experts with the knowledge and tools to enhance your sleep quality.

Innovation:

We stay at the forefront of sleep medicine, incorporating the latest technologies and therapies to offer the best care possible.

Our Treatment Process: From Consultation to Continuous Care

We offer a streamlined, patient-friendly process for diagnosing sleep apnea that begins with an initial consultation—available both in-clinic or online—and may involve a home sleep test (HST), depending on your symptoms and our clinical assessment.

Start with a Home Sleep Test (HST)

Our home sleep test provides a convenient way for you to measure your sleep patterns in the comfort of your own home, eliminating the need for uncomfortable in-lab sleep studies. The HST is reliable and monitors essential aspects such as your breathing patterns, oxygen levels and heart rate.

Personalized Treatment Process

After completing your home sleep test, a sleep physician will review your results. You’ll engage in a comprehensive discussion about your sleep patterns and receive personalized treatment recommendations. While in some cases, a CPAP machine may be prescribed if absolutely necessary, our primary focus is on less invasive solutions:

Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT):

Our first line of treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea, featuring custom-fitted devices designed to keep your airway open comfortably.

Lifestyle Adjustments:

We recommend manageable adjustments such as weight management, reducing alcohol consumption, and optimizing sleep positions to improve your sleep quality.

Complex Care Options:

For more complex cases, we might suggest additional therapies or consultations with other board-certified sleep experts.

With your personalized treatment plan, primarily centered around the use of an oral appliance, we’re dedicated to helping you and your family achieve long-term, restorative sleep. We’ll support you every step of the way to ensure your sleep health is actively maintained.

Beyond Treatment: Comprehensive Support and Education

Understanding your condition is the first step to better health. We offer educational resources about sleep apnea and its effects on overall health, empowering you to make informed decisions about your treatment.

FAQs About Our Sleep Apnea Treatment

Is Oral Appliance Therapy right for me?

If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea or find CPAP machines uncomfortable, Oral Appliance Therapy could be an excellent alternative.

How effective is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Many patients experience major improvements in their sleep quality and reduction in sleep apnea symptoms with an oral appliance, especially when used as prescribed.

How do I care for my Oral Appliance?

Caring for your oral appliance is straightforward. During your fitting appointment, we will provide you with all the necessary instructions for cleaning and maintenance.

What if my treatment needs adjustment?

We offer follow-up care to ensure your treatment remains effective and comfortable. We can also adjust your oral appliance as needed.

What are the signs that Oral Appliance Therapy is working?

Improvement in sleep quality, reduced snoring, and fewer waking episodes at night are good indicators that your oral appliance is effective.

Can Oral Appliance Therapy be used in combination with other treatments?

Yes, in some cases, combining Oral Appliance Therapy with lifestyle changes or even CPAP machines for severe cases can provide optimal results.

How long does it take to get used to an Oral Appliance?

Most people adjust to wearing an oral appliance within a few weeks, experiencing comfort and better sleep as they acclimate to the device.

Are there any lifestyle changes I should make to enhance the effectiveness of my treatment?

Yes, avoiding alcohol before bedtime, losing weight, and quitting smoking can significantly enhance the effectiveness of your sleep apnea treatment.

What happens during a follow-up appointment for Oral Appliance Therapy?

During follow-up visits, we check the fit of your appliance, evaluate its effectiveness, and make any necessary adjustments to ensure ongoing comfort and therapeutic benefit.

Is there a warranty or replacement option for my Oral Appliance?

We offer warranty options for oral appliances, covering potential adjustments or replacements needed to maintain treatment effectiveness and comfort.

Ready to Reclaim Your Nights? Contact The Snooze Doc Today!

If you’re ready to address your sleep apnea and improve your quality of life, we’re here to help. Schedule your consultation with The Snooze Doc and start your journey towards restful, rejuvenating sleep.