Contact our Clinical Sleep Director, Kristen Dillow, RDH, MS today at 919.847.1322.
Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is a serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. It can decrease your quality of life, hinder your relationship with your bed partner, and make working a challenge.
One of the most common symptoms of OSA is snoring. However, other symptoms of this condition include morning headaches, dry mouth or sore throat upon waking up, problems with concentration, and feelings of irritability or depression.
Here at Wainright & Wassel DDS, we understand just how difficult it can be to live with OSA. Therefore, we are pleased to offer continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP sleep apnea therapy. CPAP sleep apnea therapy works by gently blowing pressurized air through your airway at a constant pressure that prevents your throat from collapsing. A CPAP machine contains these three parts:
- CPAP Motor: The CPAP motor is a small compressor that pressurizes in room temperature air to generate the ideal amount of air pressure required to clear your obstruction.
- CPAP Hose: The hose, which is typically 6 feet long, is the device that transports the pressurized air from the motor to the mask.
- CPAP Mask: CPAP masks are available in a wide array of shapes and sizes. It’s essential to find a mask that you feel comfortable wearing.
If our dental team determines that CPAP sleep apnea therapy is right for you, you will likely begin to experience positive results that include:
- Elimination of breathing and snoring issues
- A higher quality of sleep
- Reduced blood pressure during the day and night
- Increased daytime alertness
- Less daytime drowsiness
- The prevention of heart disease, stroke, and other serious health conditions
Since CPAP sleep apnea therapy is a form of therapy rather than a cure, if you are prescribed this treatment, it’s important to use your CPAP machine every single night. If you choose to discontinue use, your symptoms will likely return immediately.
Contact Wainright & Wassel DDS Today
If you’ve been suffering from OSA and are wondering whether you could benefit from CPAP sleep therapy, we encourage you to contact Wainright & Wassel DDS today at 919-847-1322. We look forward to helping you find the relief you deserve. Our Clinical Sleep Director, Kristen Dillow, RDH, MS, can assist you with your trouble sleeping and snoring.