Snoring & Sleep Apnea
in Manalapan, NJ
Snoring and sleep related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, certainly can be troublesome issues - mostly for your spouse trying to get his/her own good night's rest! However, sleep related breathing disorders are serious medical conditions that have been found to be strongly associated with:
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
GERD / ACID REFLUX
If you snore, and especially if you feel tired and sluggish during the day and/or have or have had one of the above health issues, please call us today at 732-792-0605 to schedule an initial consultation. Working in conjunction with your physician, it will be determined whether you are only snoring, or if in fact you have a sleep related breathing disorder.
We can help you!
Only a trained dentist, such as Dr. Len Ciuffreda, can fabricate a specially designed oral appliance that gently repositions your lower jaw, opening up the space in the back of your throat to facilitate more healthy, unrestricted air flow as you breathe during sleep. Oral appliances are well documented to be highly effective in the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate sleep related breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. They may also be effective in more severe cases when the alternative is not tolerable.
So what is the main alternative?
Although CPAP is still considered the "gold standard" for the treatment of obstuctive sleep apnea and is highly effective, many people stop using it either because it is uncomfortable, or it is unacceptable to them from a social perspective. Dr. Ciuffreda in fact never advises switching from CPAP if you are currently using it - AND are doing so EVERY NIGHT.
Whether you have been diagnosed and cannot tolerate your CPAP, are investigating options to help with snoring, or are concerned that you may have a sleep related breathing disorder, call us today to take the first step towards a healthier night's sleep. You, and your spouse, will be glad that you did!
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when there is a collapse of the soft tissue at the back of the throat, effectively stopping breathing and oxygen intake until the brain arouses your body enough to cough and gasp for air. It is like being choked repeatedly throughout the night.
Get the restful, healthy ssleep you deserve.
Call us today at 732-792-0605