Sleep Apnea Treatments for Ormond Beach, FL
Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which patients stop breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep. In many cases, this happens because of obstruction from the tongue or lower jaw. This form of sleep apnea is specifically known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
Symptoms of OSA include daytime drowsiness, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and an increase in accidents at home, at work, or behind the wheel. Another common sign of OSA is snoring, which is also caused by obstruction from the tongue or lower jaw.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Dr. Jennifer Fraser understands her patients have a variety of individual and unique needs and she strives to meet these needs through offering several options for treatment of sleep apnea. Please see some of the products she recommends below:
The good news for anyone who has struggled with sleep apnea for years, or anyone kept awake by a partner with sleep apnea, is that it’s treatable. Using a simple, custom-made oral appliance known as a snoreguard, Dr. Fraser can help sleep apnea patients get the rest they deserve.
Snoreguards are designed to reposition the tongue or lower jaw, so air can reach the lungs without becoming blocked or causing the tissue vibrations associated with snoring.
To learn more about how a snoreguard could change your life, or the life of a loved one, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We would be happy to answer your questions or reserve a special sleep apnea consultation.