Sleep Apnea Treatment with ProSomnus
ProSomnus isn’t another CPAP brand. It’s a sleep apnea treatment our Anchorage sleep dentist is proud to offer because it doesn’t require a machine, mask, or hoses. It’s a favorite sleep apnea treatment for people in Anchorage and everywhere because it’s so comfortable and convenient.
Overview: Obstructive Sleep Apnea
There are three types of sleep apnea, but obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common. It’s when soft tissues in your airway sag while you sleep, causing a blockage. You’ll pause breathing for at least 10 seconds, but it can be much longer. After some time, your brain will awaken you to resume breathing. Now, you might think that since you don’t remember these awakenings, they aren’t happening. But it’s actually more common that people don’t remember them since they are so brief.
Obstructive sleep apnea can cause daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, mood swings, loud snoring, and a myriad of other disruptive symptoms. The real danger from sleep apnea comes from heart disease and dementia. It can also cause deadly complications when it occurs along with other conditions.
Luckily, obstructive sleep apnea is very treatable! The standard treatment is CPAP, but CPAP isn’t right for everyone. Oral appliance therapy might be your ticket to restful nights without a CPAP.
ProSomnus Oral Appliance Therapy
ProSomnus oral appliance therapy is the sleep apnea treatment you’ve been looking for. It doesn’t require a machine, mask, tubes, electricity, or distilled water. It’s an orthotic that fits over your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. It gently moves your jaw forward to make room in your airway, so when your soft tissues collapse, there’s still enough room for oxygen to pass through.