Sleep Apnea Treatments in Port Washington and Staten Island, NY
There are two main types of sleep apnea. The most common form of sleep apnea, known as obstructive sleep apnea, occurs when your airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep, causing one or more pauses in your breathing while you sleep. Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain does not send correct signals to the system that controls your breathing. At Greenfield Laser & Dental Implant Center, we are able to treat the most common form of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea.
Correct Your Sleep Apnea Today
At both our Port Washington and Staten Island offices, Greenfield Laser & Dental Implant Center provides treatment for obstructive sleep apnea through specific treatment plans. Treatment Plans Include:
- Oral Appliance Therapy – Worn much like an orthodontic retainer or a sports mouthguard, oral appliance therapy is worn at night while you sleep and helps position your jaw in a way which keeps your airways open while you sleep.
- Sleep Apnea Surgery – Specific procedure to enlarge appropriate airways to reduce or eliminate sleep apnea.
- CPAP Therapy to Correct Sleep Apnea – A mask that you wear that is connected to a machine that applies air pressure to open airways during sleep.
Depending on the nature of your sleep apnea one or more of these treatment plans may be necessary. We’ll make sure to find the right solution to help you regain your quality of life. Call us at (718) 489-3945 or email us via the form on the right to schedule your consultation today.
Health Complications of Sleep Apnea
1. High blood pressure
When you’re unable to breathe properly, a lack of oxygen occurs in the blood stream. This causes an increase in blood pressure and adds additional strain on your cardiovascular system to pump adequate amounts of blood around the body. Due to this extra strain, the risk of developing complications such as risk of heart attack, stroke, abnormal heartbeat, and, unfortunately, sudden death dramatically increase.
2. Weight Gain
Sleep regulates the hormones that manage your appetite. A lack of sleep will create a disturbance in these hormones that often leads to overeating. If you take this full circle, weight gain on top of obstructive sleep apnea will put even more pressure on your cardiovascular system.
3. Other Health Complications Caused by Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea has also been shown to lead to other health complications, such as diabetes, depression, worsening of ADHD symptoms, and the occurrence of headaches. By directly treating the causes of sleep apnea (rather than simply the symptoms), we’re able to help our patients regain their quality of life.