"The very first night I had the appliance, we both slept all night! We feel healthy again, thanks to Dr. Snyder."
- Gail and Mike (Actual Patients)
Doylestown Sleep Apnea Treatment
Snoring and sleep apnea go hand in hand, but complications from the condition go far deeper than just a little late-night noise. Sleep apnea can be life-threatening. The snoring is a symptom that results from obstructed airflow through the back of the throat, often caused by improper positioning of the tongue and loss of muscle tone.
When this happens, sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing until their brains jolt them awake enough to take a breath, but not enough to realize their sleep has been disturbed. This can happen several times a night – sometimes even hundreds of times, leading to a poor night’s sleep, and an exhausting day to follow. Interruptions in sleep phases can lead to problems with memory, thought consolidation, moodiness, and thought fog.
In addition, it impairs the body’s endocrine systems, causing a shift in the release of hormones ghrelin and leptin, which have been implicated in weight gain and obesity. Scary stuff!
Freedom to Sleep Comfortably
By fitting sleep apnea patients with a customized oral appliance, we support the jaw and related tissues in a gently forward position. These appliances are extremely effective in eliminating snoring, ensuring easy breathing, and allowing the wearer to sleep comfortably. We have a variety of devices to choose from, including appliances from Whole You Respire, ProSomnus, and EMA.
If you are curious to learn more about what can be done to correct your sleep, or how Dr. Snyder and her talented team treat Sleep Apnea, you are encouraged to visit Dr. Snyder’s Sleep Better Doylestown website to learn more!
Dr. Snyder addresses each situation on an individual basis. She knows that what might alleviate one person’s discomfort and tiredness may not be the solution for her next patient.
Through evaluating your sleeping pattern through a sleep study or with her thorough examinations, Dr. Snyder can find the best solution to your Sleep Apnea problem. For more information about sleep studies or sleep apnea appliances, just give us a call!