Are You Having Trouble Sleeping at Night?
If you find yourself jolting awake from your constant snoring, or if your spouse or partner has complained about your loud snoring keeping them awake at night, call our office today. Dr. DiBona specializes in snoring and sleep apnea solutions in Red Bank, NJ to ensure that you are taken care of and that you never have to worry again about interrupted sleep.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is characterized by the blocking of your airway from the tissues in the back of your throat. When you have excessive tissues, they collapse as you breathe during the night and block off your airway. Once the airway is blocked, you will be jolted awake from your sleep. In addition, loud snoring occurs when the tissues in the back of your throat vibrate. You may or may not wake up when snoring occurs or when your airway is blocked.
It is important that you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis if you have the condition, because it can affect your blood pressure, heart, and more. You will begin to feel depressed and tired from a lack of sleep. Sleep apnea is also linked to life-threatening conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
Dr. DiBona may do an examination in Red Bank, NJ office to check for physical evidence of the condition, as well as review your medical history and your family’s medical history. If she suspects sleep apnea, she will order a sleep study to confirm a diagnosis and rule out other sleep disorders.
In-Home and Off-Site Studies
Dr. DiBona can order an at-home sleep study to provide you with the diagnosis you need for your condition. The study is conducted in the comfort of your home while you wear a small device that records your sleeping patterns. Dr. DiBona will interpret the results and develop a treatment plan for you.
If you prefer or if your case calls for it, you can have the study done off-site in a lab. Dr. DiBona works with a specialist in Red Bank, NJ who performs the sleep study. The results will be sent to Dr. DiBona, and she will interpret and discuss the results with you.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Solutions
If your results confirm a sleep apnea diagnosis, Dr. DiBona will customize sleep apnea solutions and treatment plan for you. The plan may include an oral appliance that is custom made to fit comfortably in your mouth. The oral appliance is worn while you sleep to move your jaw forward for the best air movement. One of the main benefits of the appliance is that it keeps your airway open when you sleep and is a much more comfortable alternative to a CPAP device, traditional sleep apnea solutions.
If you think you have sleep apnea or want to discuss a new oral appliance with us, call our Red Bank, NJ dentist office at 732-945-5343. You can also fill out our convenient appointment form, and we will call you back shortly.