The Spring Hill Patient’s Guide
CPAP Alternatives with Dr. Robinette
Living with a sleep disorder that interrupts your breathing at night can be damaging to your life, relationship, and health. Imagine being able to achieve a full night’s rest without waking up gasping for air or enjoying a long day full of energy and life.
At Dentistry by Design, Dr. Robinette offers alternatives to a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask to help you breathe regularly and sleep without any disturbances. For patients who’ve tried CPAP and have stopped treatment due to its loud noise, intense air pressure, and intrusive feel, we use oral appliances to relieve sleep apnea.
These dental devices are custom made to fit comfortably for each patient, don’t require any electricity, are completely silent, and can be taken with you wherever you go.
How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health
Sleep apnea is a condition that drains you of your energy, negatively impacts your mood, and can impair your memory when left untreated. Becoming aware of your symptoms is the first step to discovering a solution for your sleep disorder and making a change for your health.
Many patients aren’t even aware of their sleep apnea until their sleep partner mentions they’ve been noticing irregular breathing patterns at night, loud snoring, and gasping or choking for air at night.
When sleep apnea is ignored, it’s been found to be associated with weight gain, heart disease, loss of libido, depression, and other negative symptoms. If you or a loved one notice these symptoms, it’s important to seek a proper diagnosis from a sleep physician in order to effectively treat the disorder.
Effective Snoring Relief
Snoring is an extremely common habit that affects millions of Americans. Whether it’s a soft, subtle snore or a rowdy, disruptive snore, there may be indications that your nuisance is a sign of a harmful sleep disorder– sleep apnea.
Although snoring doesn’t always mean a patient has sleep apnea, it often is the most common symptom of the disorder. Luckily, Dr. Robinette offers snoring relief for our Spring Hill patients so they and their sleep partner can snooze soundly throughout the night without interruption.
In order to detect if your snoring is a sign of sleep apnea, you may receive a sleep study from a local sleep specialist so they can accurately identify your disorder. Once you’ve been diagnosed, we can treat you with a comfortable snore guard at Dentistry by Design.