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Sleep Apnea

A Sound Sleep Through Anchorage Nights

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects approximately one in every ten people, though it is often undiagnosed. Complaints about snoring are generally the biggest indicator that a patient may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, which is what almost 80% of sleep apnea sufferers struggle with. During sleep, the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat, obstructing the airway and causing the patient to skip breaths. These pauses in breath cause your brain to wake, reopening your airway. It is a very disruptive sleep pattern, as some patients can experience thirty or more of these episodes each night.

If you don’t feel you are getting a restful sleep due to snoring, Dr. Crosby may be able to help! We offer orthotics to sleep apnea patients to reduce episodes of airway obstruction and snoring.

Appliances/Orthotics

Oral appliances, also called orthotics, are a non-invasive, effective way to treat obstructive sleep apnea and reduce snoring. Similar to a night guard, these orthotics are made from customized plastic, making them comfortable to wear while sleeping. The appliance repositions the jaw and tongue, pushing it forward and creating a larger space for airflow. It lessens the possibility of the tissue collapsing and obstructing your airway when you sleep.

You deserve a restful night sleep. If you think you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, contact us today and see if an oral appliance is right for you. Many patients report that sleep apnea symptoms significantly reduce with the use of a custom fit orthotic device. In some cases, snoring may be eliminated completely. It’s time to stop snoring and get some sleep.