6 SIMPLE STEPS toward making the right decision yourself. Just follow our SLEEP APNEA APPLIANCE DECISION GUIDE below:
Step 1 What is sleep apnea?Sleep apnea is a condition which causes you to stop breathing for short periods of time while you are asleep. Sleep apnea can cause you to wake up feeling tired, and can impact your ability to concentrate during the day difficult.
Sleep apnea can be a serious medical issue as restful sleep and adequate oxygen intake are critical to good health.
Step 2 How is sleep apnea diagnosed?The first step in diagnosing sleep apnea is to undergo a sleep study.
If we suspect you may be suffering from sleep apnea, we will refer you to a sleep doctor or sleep clinic.
Step 3 What are the symptoms?Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, but not all sleep apnea patients snore and not all snorers suffer from sleep apnea.
Daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating, depression, and irritability are also symptoms of sleep apnea.
Step 4 Am I a candidate for a sleep apnea appliance?In many cases a sleep apnea appliance can be an effective treatment for sleep apnea.
In order to be certain its the best treatment for you, we will work with your sleep specialist and medical doctor to determine the severity and cause of your sleep apnea disorder.
Step 5 How do I get started?The first step is to schedule an appointment so we can begin the process of determining if a sleep apnea appliance is the best option for you.
Once we are certain it will be an effective treatment, we will schedule additional appointments for the preliminary work to prepare for the fabrication of your sleep apnea appliance.