When you hear that you might need to do nothing more than wear a sleep appliance to get your sleep problem all fixed up and solved, you might smile a very large grin! Then, after that, you may realize you don’t really know anything about these types of appliances. Is this a good thing? How do they work? These are very common questions that we receive from most patients as they begin treating their sleep disorders. So, let’s offer you the introductory information you deserve with our Q’s and A’s. Then, come on in.
You might have a lot of ideas firmly cemented in your brain when it comes to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, that doesn’t mean that everything you’re thinking you know about it is necessarily accurate. To make sure you’re not inadvertently missing out on treatment that you really need to regain your sleep and to protect your health, we encourage you to consider a few things you’re getting wrong. (Don’t worry, there’s still time to fix your nightly rest).
What is a sleep appliance? This is likely your first question when you start investigating what you might be able to do about your snoring or sleep apnea. If it sounds like some sort of strange contraption that you might have to sleep inside of or that may be quite complex, think again! It’s very simple, small, and tote-able. It’s extremely effective, it won’t disrupt your daily life, and it might be just what you’re hoping to discover. For specifics, begin with our quiz.
We know that when you realize you may be someone who has sleep apnea, the idea may not sit well with you initially. You may begin stressing, reading about it online, asking yourself how you didn’t notice it sooner, wondering about sleep apnea treatment, and the list will continue. While we understand you would love to know you don’t have a sleep disorder, it is certainly not worth stressing over! Stress will only make matters worse. We encourage you to consider three reasons to stop worrying and instead, focus on the solution.
We know that there are many reasons you may think you don’t necessarily need to come in for a visit just yet. Even if you think that sleep apnea or some other problem with your sleep may be affecting you, there are some obstacles that cause you to choose not to pick up the phone to set up a time for a checkup. As you may have noticed, we strongly urge you to consider the opposite: Come see us! Even if you aren’t sure what’s happening. It’s much better to follow the old “better safe than sorry” adage when it comes to protecting your ability to achieve healthy sleep.
When you’re dealing with any type of sleep interruption, it can be very easy to get your sense of what’s “normal” or “healthy” a bit confused. If you find that you are relieved to wake up with only a mild headache or to feel only slightly exhausted, then something may be amiss. Let’s reset your understanding of what sleep should look like on a nightly basis, help you determine whether you’re achieving this very important part of your daily cycle, and guide you toward improvement if it appears a sleep disorder is getting in the way.
Yes, you can read a lot of stuff on the internet. You can even read through our website for the extensive, factual information you’re looking for regarding what to do about snoring and sleep apnea. However, that doesn’t mean you feel ready to call! Are you someone who thinks treatment may be very necessary for yourself but you have some misgivings about whether we can actually assist you, what to expect, and you’re just a little nervous? No problem. Gaining a comfort level well before you contact us to schedule a visit is something that’s easy to accomplish by considering testimonials and more!
Have you been experiencing what you think is an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia? If so, there are many reasons this may be happening. In addition, what you think feels like a palpitation or other flutter in your chest may not be associated with your heart at all. If this all seems a bit vague and confusing, we’ve got a very serious response to that: It is! This, of course, is why it’s absolutely essential that you visit a professional for a diagnosis. Learn more about the symptom and how it may relate to undiagnosed sleep apnea with an FAQs session.
Not waking up and making it through your day feeling rested lately? Did you know that sleep disorders you may not even be aware of might be to blame? If you’re interested in learning more about how we might be able to improve your sleep (and daily energy), it’s time to come in for a consultation.
You can read and read and read but it can still be difficult to figure out whether you’re a likely sleep apnea sufferer or if you’ve just somehow convinced yourself that you should call us to schedule a visit. Since you might be hesitating based on the simple fact that you’re not sure what to do, we are happy to help you with a quick combination of steps to take to determine how to best proceed. Should you set up a visit with us? Is it time to consider other possibilities that might be affecting your sleep and daily life? We can make this easy for you.