Does the sound of your snoring wake your partner – or even you – during sleep? If so, you may have sleep apnea. Dr. James Ross, Family, Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry can help you find out more about sleep apnea treatment in Novi. As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Ross is dedicated to providing custom solutions to help you get the restful sleep you need. You could soon:Doctor James Ross on Sleep Apnea Treatment Read Transcript
The sleep apnea is a huge problem in the United States, one that's just on the tip of people understanding. It's something where people ... Sometimes it's snoring. We know that snoring is pathologic. It's not normal to snore, and if they are snoring, there are periods of time where you're not getting oxygen to the body. We actually have patients that come in where the spouses say, ''I can't sleep at night. My spouse is keeping me up.''
We have some very convenient home testing units that the person can take home in the privacy of their own home, wear that for an evening, and bring it back in. We plug it in, it goes to a sleep lab, and it prints out a report. We get a variety of different things. We get if they are snoring, what percentage of time they're snoring, what decibel level, whether it's 30, 40, 50 decibels. We get whether they do stop breathing, or the index, whether they stop breathing, how many times they stop breathing.
I actually personally am one that my wife said, ''You're treating all these patients, and I hear you kind of snore every once in a while.'' I went home and I tested for it, came back, and it was a mild sleep apnea, which a lot of them that we treat are mild. I wasn't really aware of it, because it didn't bother me. The person that's snoring, it never bothers. It's always the other person. My wife is very thankful that I wear my sleep appliance now. She gets a quiet night, a silent night, I should say here, but I feel more rested. Many people that come in that do snore and do have some of the obstructive sleep apnea are people that can be real tired during the day. Even though they're sleeping, they're not getting a good, quality sleep. It's been fantastic being able to provide that service for patients and helping so many different patients with that.
- Enjoy a better night of rest
- Reduce or eliminate your snoring
- Wake up feeling rested and refreshed
- Perform better at work
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Find the Help You Need For Sleep Apnea
Dr. Ross knows his stuff when it comes to treating sleep apnea in Novi, MI. And he’s always striving to improve your treatment options. For example, we’ve found that more than 60 percent of patients can’t tolerate the commonly prescribed CPAP machine, so we come up with personalized solutions for each specific case.
To start your treatment for sleep apnea, one of our team members can perform a screening in our office and provide a complimentary take-home sleep test. When you return, we’ll send the test to a lab for analysis, and, if you are at risk, Dr. Ross will create a custom-made oral appliance to foster normal breathing while you sleep.
Get the Bottom Line on Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder wherein a person’s breathing is briefly interrupted, repeatedly throughout the night, as often as 30 times an hour or more. Some common symptoms and side effects of sleep apnea include:
- Chronic snoring
- Difficulty concentrating
- Learning and memory difficulties
- Drowsiness or falling asleep while driving, at work, or on the phone
Sleep apnea is one of the most potentially dangerous sleep disorders because it affects the amount of oxygen you take in. It is also one of the most common:
- More than 18 million Americans are affected, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
- It can affect people regardless of age, gender, or background.
Don’t settle for an uncomfortable CPAP machine. Treat your sleep apnea with solutions custom-made for you. Call 248-697-2487 or fill out our online form to request your appointment for sleep apnea treatment in Novi with Dr. Ross today! Be sure to schedule your next regular checkup at the same time.