Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Improve Your Sleep Quality and Reduce the Risks to Your Health

Sleep Apnea treatment diagnoses the extent of your breathing issues during sleep. Your treatment plan is determined by the severity of your symptoms.

  • Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can cause one or more pauses in breathing during your sleep. Those pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes.
  • Sleep apnea disrupts your sleep. The condition causes you to move in and out of healthy sleep patterns and increases snoring.

The goal is to provide the most effective solution for opening your airway. Improved breathing improves your sleep quality and reduces the risks to your health including high blood pressure (hypertension), lung damage, heart problems, and poor concentration that can cause accidents.

Contact your Wilmington dentist about your sleep related problems. Schedule a consultation to discuss Sleep Apnea health risks and our Total Comfort Approach to improving your sleep.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need treatment for sleep apnea or snoring? What is the difference?

You may need treatment for snoring if the condition is disrupting the sleep of your partner or other people who live with you. You definitely need treatment for sleep apnea if you or your partner notice some of the dangerous symptoms of this condition.

What kind of treatment can I expect?

Your treatment will depend on the extent of your symptoms. In mild to moderate cases, conservative approaches are used first. Patients who do not respond to these methods may be fitted for an oral appliance, given a pressurized airflow mask, or otherwise advised to undergo surgery to open up the airway.

Are there any steps I need to take to improve my outcome?

You may be able to avoid more invasive treatments by finding ways of reducing the severity of your symptoms. Some patients find it beneficial to sleep with their heads propped up, whereas others find relief by sleeping with a tennis ball under their backs.  Sometimes just simply loosing weight can alleviate symptoms.

Call us today at 302-656-0558 for a free consult to assess your sleep health.  The Doctor will discuss what options are available to you and ways that you can contribute to the management of your condition.  You can also click on the link below for a free, online assessment.