Sleep Apnea Treatment
In most cases sleep apnea treatment can be simple with a variety of non-invasive options. In few cases, non-invasive treatments do not work and surgery may be required.
Natural Sleep Apnea Remedies
In mild cases of sleep apnea some patients can improve their condition by changing or adjusting their lifestyle. Please note, these changes should be used to supplement another form of sleep apnea treatment.
- sleeping on your side rather than your back
- staying away from alcohol before going to sleep
- staying off of sleep aids (sleep medications)
- quitting smoking
- exercising your throat muscles
- weight loss
Sleep Apnea CPAP Machines
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines consist of a nasal mask that stays on while you sleep. The CPAP machine delivers oxygen through the airway and keeps the airway open by providing continuous air pressure.
Sleep Apnea Mouthpieces
Dental appliances for sleep apnea resemble a mouthpiece and effectively adjust jaw slightly forward, keeping the tongue and throat from blocking the airway during sleep. Learn more about dental appliances for sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Patients with sleep apnea usually have a smaller airway. Whether it's caused by tissue getting in the way or simply a smaller sized airway, surgery is an option to enlarge the airway by removing soft tissue. Surgery, however, can be very complicated, has an inconsistent success rate, is irreversible, and is considered only if all other therapeutic options have failed to resolve the condition
Sausalito Dentistry has been treating snoring and sleep apnea for 12 years.