Sleep Apnea Treatment in Edison, NJ 

Sleep apnea is a widely recognized sleep disorder affecting millions worldwide. At Prosthodontic Associates of New Jersey in Edison, NJ, Dr. Yatin Khanna provides comfortable treatment options for patients suffering from sleep apnea and its associated symptoms.  

The Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

man asleep while using a CPAP machineSleep apnea, characterized by recurring pauses in breathing during sleep, is often caused by the relaxation of the muscles and the gravitational force closing the airway. Left untreated, sleep apnea can have severe health consequences, including the development of hypertension, memory loss, mood changes, weight gain, and extreme fatigue.

Common symptoms experienced by individuals with sleep apnea include:

  • Heavy snoring
  • Periodic loss of breath while sleeping
  • Struggling to breathe during sleep
  • Constant fatigue and lack of energy
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Dry throat
  • Irritability and mood swings

What are the Dangers of Sleep Apnea? 

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, approximately 22 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea. If you have been diagnosed with or suspect that you have this condition, it is essential to be aware of the potential risks of leaving it untreated, including: 

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Depression
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Diabetes
  • Worsening ADHD

 How is Sleep Apnea Treated? 

mouthguard used to help treat sleep apneaWhen Dr. Khanna suspects a patient may have sleep apnea, our dedicated team coordinates with a sleep specialist to ensure the most appropriate treatment is provided.

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, our team may provide treatment with a CPAP machine or an oral appliance. The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most widely used treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. It includes a small air blower connected to a cushioned plastic mask covering the nose. The CPAP machine helps keep airways open while you sleep.

Our Edison, NJ office offers custom-made oral appliances designed to open airways during sleep effectively. Patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea often prefer these oral appliances over the bulkier CPAP machines.

For whichever treatment suits you best, our team will guide you every step of the way! 

Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening with Prosthodontic Associates of New Jersey Today!

Don't let sleep apnea compromise your quality of life or overall health. Take the first step towards effective treatment by scheduling your sleep apnea screening with Prosthodontic Associates of New Jersey. Call for seamless treatment to start your journey towards better sleep and well-being! 

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