Sleep Apnea Therapy in Coppell
If you are experiencing incomplete rest and the lack of sleep is affecting your livelihood, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. At the office of Dr. Deeann Bennett, we regularly see patients who need sleep apnea therapy in Coppell. Our treatments are designed to improve sleeping patterns and ultimately make patients healthier.
Sleep Study: The First Step
Sleep apnea typically causes obtrusive snoring, which can often upset sleeping partners. While snoring is a common nuisance that affects many, those with sleep apnea actually experience breathing problems that affect their health. Your brain receives less oxygen when breathing is interrupted, which will, in turn, affect everyday functions and leave you feeling constantly tired.
In order to properly diagnose sleep apnea, we refer you to a physician who can conduct a sleep study. This typically involves staying overnight at a safe facility with your vitals monitored by special equipment. Once your sleep patterns have been recorded and a proper diagnosis can be made, Dr. Bennett will move forward with treatment.
Better Rest with Appliances
Those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experience interrupted breathing due to a blockage in their airway caused by collapsed tissues in the throat. Dr. Bennett collaborates with a trusted local lab to produce TAP appliances. These adjustable positioners are customized based on your impressions, and able to snap firmly in place so that you can rest comfortably. TAPs hold your jaw in a fixed forward position to prevent your airway from being blocked by lower throat tissue. Not only will you be able to enjoy a full night’s rest, you also won’t have to worry about disturbing loved ones with your loud snoring.
While TAP appliances are convenient, they may not be helpful to those with CSA, or central sleep apnea. This form does not involve blockage; instead, there are inherent issues that are causing your brain to ignore breathing signals during sleep. CPAPs are recommended for those with CSA; this device features a special mask which distributes a continuous flow of air throughout the night.
Schedule Your Appointment Today.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition which can affect your livelihood and productivity. If you believe that you or a loved one may be experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, call our office today. Dr. Bennett will collaborate with your physician to find a solution that best serves you!