Sleep Apnea Treatment in Montville, NJ
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that involves a decrease or complete stoppage of airflow despite an ongoing effort to breathe. It occurs when the muscles relax during sleep, causing soft tissue in the back of the throat to collapse and block the upper airway. At Ferrari Dental, we offer several sleep apnea treatment options to help our patients breathe better, and enjoy a higher quality of life.
If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you are not alone. According to The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, over 22% of all adults, ages 18-90, have obstructive sleep apnea.
When your upper airway is obstructed, this leads to partial reductions (hypopneas) and complete pauses (apneas) in breathing that last at least 10-30 seconds during sleep.
This can lead to abrupt reductions in blood oxygen saturation, with oxygen levels falling as much as 40 percent or more in the worst of cases.
The brain responds to the lack of oxygen by alerting the body, causing a brief arousal from sleep that restores normal breathing.
This pattern can occur hundreds of times in one night. The result is a fragmented quality of sleep that often produces an excessive level of daytime sleepiness.
Most people with obstructive sleep apnea snore loudly and frequently, with periods of silence when airflow is reduced or blocked. They then make choking, snorting or gasping sounds when their airway opens.
We can help with effective treatment options to stop snoring and sleep apnea. The solution for many patients come in multiple forms of sleep apnea treatment. We will work with every patient to decide what appliances or methods are the most effective for you.
If you or someone you love is suffering from sleep apnea, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jon Ferrari at Ferrari Dental today. Let us help you reclaim your rest and improve your overall health.