We Treat Sleep Apnea and Snoring
People often confuse sleep apnea with snoring. This is understandable because heavy snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea. Snoring is the sound caused by vibrating tissue when a patient is asleep, while sleep apnea is the stoppage of breathing several times during the night while you sleep.
Dr. Jim Beck will make sure you get the right diagnosis. If you’re suffering from sleep apnea, we feature a variety of effective treatments. And if it turns out your heavy snoring is not related to sleep apnea, we can still treat your snoring effectively.
Alternatives to CPAP
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea but you find CPAP difficult or unpleasant to use, there could be an alternative treatment that’s right for you. In many cases involving mild to moderate sleep apnea, Dr. Jim Beck recommends custom-made dental appliances. This small and portable alternative to CPAP might be the right treatment for you.
The Risks of Ignoring Your Sleep Apnea
Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious medical issues such as strokes and heart attacks. It also causes numerous negative consequences including daytime drowsiness which results in depression, automobile accidents, and poor work performance. If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, it’s essential to get the right diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.