The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive apnea, a blocked airflow while sleeping that causes people to breath with more difficulty. The soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses which constricts airflow. Although it is not diagnosed much, a large percentage of people have it to varying degrees.
Even beyond a poor night’s sleep, apnea has far-reaching effects:
- Cardiac issues, heart failure
- High blood pressure and stroke
- Worsening ADHD
- Decreased alertness causing lower reaction time while driving or operating machinery
Although surgery or CPAP machines are warranted in severe cases, Dr. Moglianesi provides a solution that is right for many people. The doctor can fabricate custom appliances to wear at night that will help reduce chronic obstructions. Individuals can sleep better because of increased oxygen flow, and their spouses can rest without the distraction of snoring.
One of Dr. Moglianesi’s custom appliances may be just the right solution for you.