Sleep Apnea Care in Mays Landing, NJ
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What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is more serious than you may think!
Sleep apnea is a disruptive health disorder that interferes with your ability to breathe during the night. This occurs when the soft tissues of your palate relax in the back of your throat, blocking the flow of oxygen. These episodes can potentially happen several hundred times throughout the night, but most patients will have no memory of them the next morning.
Fortunately, Dr. Nosti can help patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea by providing them with the treatment they need for a good night’s sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can have long-term effects on your heart, metabolism, and overall health.
Learn more about sleep apnea and how our expert staff can provide you with the relief you need at our Mays Landing office.
You deserve to have a peaceful sleep to help you tackle the day.
The Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Do you feel like it’s hard to get a good night’s sleep? It can be confusing when you start to notice certain signs of sleep apnea, learning about the symptoms of the disorder can lead to a proper diagnosis through a professional sleep study.
Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea to watch out for include:
- Deep and loud snoring
- Gasping for air while you sleep
- Waking up tired or with a headache
- Difficulty staying awake during the day
- Trouble concentrating
- Weight gain and irritability
Patients can treat their sleep apnea through effective and non-invasive oral orthotic or sleep guard. These appliances are customized to open up the airway so you can breathe more easily at night and get the restful sleep your body deserves.
How Will Oral Appliance Therapy Benefit You?
This safe and effective way to treat sleep apnea has benefits we're confident you'll love!
CPAP machines are typically used to treat symptoms of sleep apnea, which involves wearing an oxygen mask while you sleep. While effective, many patients find this uncomfortable, noisy, and disruptive to your sleep. An oral appliance is comfortable to wear and won’t disrupt your sleep or your partner’s.
Snoring can disrupt your sleep and cause you to gasp for air, keeping you and your loved ones awake. Oral appliance treatment will stop this by allowing oxygen to enter the body through opening up your airway. You and your family will be able to get a better quality sleep and wake up more rested in the morning.
A restful sleep is integral to feeling well rested and energized in the morning. Sleep apnea can negatively affect how you perform throughout the day, including low motivation, difficulty concentrating, and weight gain. With oral appliance treatment, your sleep will be able to protect your overall health.
Why Choose Dr. Nosti for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Dr. Nosti offers his patients the expertise and specialized treatment they need to effectively treat their sleep apnea symptoms. At our Mays Landing office, patients can find relief and the answers they need to get a good night’s rest.
Advanced Training & Education: Dr. John Nosti’s advanced post-graduate education in Reconstructive Dentistry, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), and Occlusion (Bite Relationships) make him notably qualified to treat sleep apnea.
Modern Equipment: To determine if you have sleep apnea, Dr. Nosti can provide patients with take-home sleep study equipment that’s available at our Mays Landing office. This equipment measures your heart rate, blood oxygen level, airflow, and breathing patterns while you’re sleeping. This allows Dr. Nosti to analyze your condition and develop a treatment plan that’s customized to your specific case.
Bite Analysis: Dr. Nosti uses advanced dental technology to ensure that he gets an accurate analysis of your bite. This information will be used to create a successful treatment plan for your sleep apnea. An oral pharyngometer is used to measure airway size and stability, which will tell Dr. Nosti how it will respond to bit manipulation and the optimal position for healthy breathing.
For patients looking for the best and most effective sleep apnea treatment, Dr. Nosti has the experience and tools to relieve you of your symptoms at our Mays Landing office.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Why does the airway close while you sleep?
When extra tissue in the back of the throat and the tongue relax when you fall asleep, this blocks off your airway and decreases the amount of oxygen that enters the body. Although sleep apnea is more present among adults, some children have also been diagnosed with the disorder. Patients who are overweight are also at a higher risk due to a larger neck circumference.
- How does an oral appliance work?
An oral appliance works by bringing the lower jaw forward, opening the airway. The appliance, which looks just like a nighttime mouthguard, is made of a flexible polymer that fits snugly as well as comfortably over the teeth, moving them to the optimal position. Unlike a CPAP machine, oral appliances won’t disrupt your sleep at all.
- What makes a person more at risk for sleep apnea?
There are some common factors that have been noted in those with sleep apnea. While they may make a patient more at risk for sleep apnea, they can also affect their overall sleep patterns in general. Some of them include:
- Being overweight
- Having a family history of sleep apnea
- Being male
- Large neck circumference
Don't Miss Out On Another Night of Sleep!
Call us today for a sleep apnea consultation in New Jersey.
Sleep apnea doesn’t affect your chance of being able to get a good night’s sleep. Luckily, Dr. Nosti has the resources and experience to provide you with the treatment you need. Schedule a consultation by calling our Mays Landing office at (609) 625-3499 or by filling out an online contact form. We look forward to making your next sleep a pleasant one!