Treatment Options for Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea may include Oral Appliance Therapy, a bulky CPAP medical unit that sits beside you during sleep, delivering continuous positive air pressure through a facemask or nasal tube attached to a pump, Surgery as a last resort. The CPAP requires a lifetime commitment and proper adjustment to achieve maximum clinical benefits and minimal side effects.
Oral Appliance Therapy - Dr. Segal's preferred and proven method for treating sleep apnea - utilizes a device specially designed to reposition the jaw and tongue forward during sleep, thus expanding the airway for easier flow.
Dr. Segal's approach is a much safer and easier method of treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In fact, many of his sleep apnea patients come in search of solution to the CPAP.
|Dr. Segal's alternative to the CPAP is a clinically validated appliance that permits the user to open and close their mouth normally. Dr. Segal custom-designs this appliance for every sleep apnea patient.|
|Dr. Segal's approach to Oral Appliance Therapy eliminates the need for the CPAP, which is cumbersome for the sleep apnea patient and annoying for a spouse or significant other.|
Left untreated, snoring & sleep apnea may cause or increase: the risk of heart attack, stroke or pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease; depression, anxiety or memory problems, migraine headaches and weight gain, impotency and sexual dysfunction, motor vehicle accidents, job impairment and hyperactivity in children.