OSA Treatment: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

There are certainly times when “one size fits all” is a welcome convenience. When you are buying gifts for those cousins you don’t see very often, for example. But “one size fits all” isn’t the best way to explore solutions for better sleep. In fact, personalized obstructive sleep apnea care in Livonia, Michigan is a much smarter, healthier and more convenient plan. Whether you are just beginning to explore OSA treatment options, or looking for experienced solutions to give relief, don’t settle for less than individual attention.

Change in Nighttime Routine Might Help

If getting a good night’s rest is eluding you during the holidays, it may be a temporary effect of the season, rather than sleep apnea. Try forming a restful bedtime routine. Cut back on nightcaps and alcohol. Add in an afternoon walk, or find a meditation recording or app to help counteract holiday stress.

Further Sleep Solutions Just for You

After an office consultation, and discussion of your lifestyle, your dentist may suggest further options. Many patients find their Obstructive Sleep Apnea is relieved with the help of:

A Customized Sleep Appliance: a sleep appliance is molded to your specific mouth and jaw shape, to hold the jaw in a correct and protected position while you sleep. With the aid of this mouthpiece, the wearer can breathe easily throughout the night, without throat tissue collapsing inwards and obstructing breathing.

CPAP: With Continuing Positive Airway Pressure, a mechanical device pushes air into the airway throughout the night, helping the passage stay open. Many people find OSA relief with a CPAP machine, and become accustomed to wearing a mask and having the machine at their bedside.

A Combination: It is possible to combine the benefits of a sleep appliance to hold the jaw in position for unobstructed breathing, with CPAP, allowing CPAP air pressure to be effective at a lower level. In this way, the solutions combine to allow adequate oxygen to enter the body during sleep.

A Custom Sleep Solution Exists for You

Restless nights and sleep apnea problems are not just annoying, they are bad for your overall health. Call us to discuss a custom solution. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.383

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