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Calgary Sleep Apnea

Calgary Sleep Apnea

For a lot of people, staying awake all day long can be a struggle. In some cases, it is because they didn’t get the right amount of sleep at night despite remaining in bed for the suggested amount of time. If you have a condition known as sleep apnea, it can be challenging to get the restful sleep that your body needs. When you are diagnosed with this condition, you need to do what you can to get the proper Calgary sleep apnea treatment to get back on track with healthy sleep patterns.

If you are a patient that is not fond of the idea of wearing a CPAP mask to sleep at night, you can look for alternative options to treat your sleep apnea. No matter what, it is best to make sure that you have something to help with your sleep apnea issue at night because this is a severe sleep disorder. Because of the dangers involved, you need to be sure that you are doing whatever you can to keep your airways open while you are sleeping at night. 

Surgery 

Many people do not want to think about having surgery for their sleep apnea treatment, so it is often looked at as a last resort. Even though this procedure is deemed to be minimally invasive, it can be rather complicated depending on your unique situation. Undergoing surgery will usually involve areas like the tongue, tonsils, adenoids, uvula, soft palate, or the upper and lower jaw. For many people, looking into other options is a better way to go. 

Positional Therapy

Another option may be positional therapy, which is a strategy to help keep the body in the supine position where breathing can remain normal. However, positional treatment will usually involve a particular device that has to be work at night, and it is not sufficient for everyone. 

Dental/Oral Appliance

When looking for Calgary sleep apnea options, many patients will have a tremendous amount of success while using a specialized oral or dental appliance. This is a very popular option for anyone who either cannot or does not want to wear a CPAP machine while they sleep at night. Many patients who are not comfortable with a CPAP mask have tremendous success with this form of treatment. The oral device for sleep apnea is made to help with the prevention of airway collages by holding the tongue into the perfect position. In some cases, the device may work to keep the patient’s jaw in the forward position to help improve breathing during sleep. 

If you need answers when it comes to Calgary sleep apnea options, we are here to help at Millennium Dental. We can go over your choice for a custom-made oral appliance that will help to support your airway and jaw during the night as you sleep. We can have you come in for a consultation to talk about the way these devices work and go over all of the options to help minimize your health risks while also improving your overall quality of life.

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