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
Sleep is critical to our overall health. It's critical to our heart, our brain, and really all the cells. Most patients will say, “I sleep fine.” I did the same thing and didn't realize that there were times in the night where I had pauses where my airway actually closed. Fortunately, my wife was there, and even though I was treating things 12 years ago, I didn't know that I was actually suffering from some of that airway collapse. And it was not only affecting my life, but also with my wife and our relationship. She would wake up and be a little irritable and moody because I was snoring sometimes. She wasn't allowed to get in her deep recuperative sleep. So it was really affecting us. Now, as a patient, I totally denied. I said, “I don't snore.” And she said, “Yes, you do.” And I said, “No, I don't,” and I never realized as a patient that you could be snoring, you could be not breathing and not even know it.
And that was the biggest revelation that I had when I personally was involved with that. I actually stopped breathing 10, 11 times every hour for 10 seconds or more, and it could be 10, 15, 20 up to two minutes each time. Sleep is critical to our recovery. It's critical to our brain capacity. It's critical to our heart and any cell where you have lack of oxygen, or what they call hypoxia, affects our body, it affects how we react, it affects how our life is. Basically, poor sleep equals a bad day. If you or your partner have noticed that you're snoring or you're not sleeping well, give us a call. We can arrange for a simple home sleep test. They are non-invasive now, where it's a simple watch, and that's not all kinds of monitors all over you anymore. It's simple and can give us some valuable information to improve your health.
- Enjoy a better night of rest
- Reduce or eliminate your snoring
- Wake up feeling rested and refreshed
- Perform better at work
Call us today to schedule your free consultation: 248-697-2487. For your convenience, we’re open every weekday.
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 70 million Americans are affected by some form of sleep-related breathing disorder with 90% of those people being undiagnosed.
- 1 in 5 adults have mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea
- 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 to request your appointment for sleep apnea treatment in Novi with Dr. Ross today, or schedule online. Be sure to schedule your next regular checkup at the same time.