Sleep Apnea Treatment – Covington, LA
& Sleep Better
Do you wish your spouse or loved one would give you the silent treatment? Is snoring keeping you up at night? Are you on the verge of separate bedrooms? Snoring, stopping breathing during sleep, waking up snorting or gasping for breath are all indications of a sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
But it just may be something Dr. Moreau can help you overcome, even when medical solutions have failed. Millions of Americans are affected by sleep apnea, yet many go undiagnosed. Of those who are diagnosed, a common treatment is with a CPAP breathing apparatus worn during sleep. But more than half the people prescribed CPAP (up to 87% in some studies) are mask-intolerant and end up not using it. And without treatment, the risk of early death rises significantly. Fortunately, MoreSMILES Dental offers a viable alternative sleep apnea treatment for Covington, LA patients.
Why Choose MoreSMILES Dental for
Sleep Apnea Treatment?
- Custom-Crafted Sleep Apnea Devices
- Works with Your Certified Sleep Physician
- Dr. Moreau is a Diplomate of the AADSM
Kiss Your CPAP Goodbye
Several oral appliances have proved effective in resolving sleep apnea and snoring without the use of CPAP. A custom-fitted appliance can cure snoring by either advancing the jaw or holding the tongue still during sleep, allowing your airway to remain open. Dr. Moreau will be able to evaluate and recommend the device that would be best suited for your specific condition. We will ensure proper fit, train you to use the oral appliance at home, and monitor improvement with follow-ups.
We'll work with your physician to provide an oral device that is:
- Proven to increase sleep quality
- Comfortable and easy to wear
- Easy to travel with
- Does not limit sleep positions
- FDA and Medicare approved
Oftentimes, this device is covered by medical insurance, even if your insurance has already paid for a CPAP machine.
If you feel you suffer from sleep apnea or some other breathing/sleep disorder, have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or cannot tolerate your CPAP machine, contact Dr. Moreau today to schedule a thorough evaluation.
Adopting good sleep habits can actually help reduce the severity of OSA over time! Here are some tips for how to make your nights more comfortable:
- Do your best to maintain a consistent schedule! Have a fixed bedtime and waking time, including on weekends.
- Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and at a pleasant temperature.
- Try to keep electronic devices (including smart phones, computers, and TV’s) out of the bedroom as much as possible.
- Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages/alcohol or eating large meals at least four hours before your planned bedtime.
- Exercise often! Physical activity can actually help you fall asleep quickly and stay that way.
Sleep Apnea & TMJ Disorder
What many patients don’t know is that the separate health problems of sleep apnea and TMJ disorder may actually be interlocked. For example, a misaligned jaw could contribute to chronic airway blockage during rest, or the body’s automatic response to push the lower jaw forward during an apnea episode could lead to facial pain over time. Our team strongly recommends that patients who suffer from constant headaches or jaw pain also receive a sleep study. Oral appliance therapy may be able to treat both conditions at once!