Do you suffer from sleep apnea but do not want to go through the hassle of using a bulky CPAP machine? We can help! Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition and can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. Our dentists can provide a comfortable, plastic oral appliance to help you get the rest you need and enjoy better health and a better quality of life, all without hoses or loud machinery. Call us today at 718-530-0999 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary Herskovits or Dr. Amy Herskovits and learn more about sleep apnea oral appliances in Brooklyn, New York.
Many of us have personal experience with someone who snores, either ourselves, a friend or a family member. As common of a problem as snoring is, it has an often unrealized effect on the health of the snorer, and their partner. Snoring is an indication that your airway is becoming blocked, either partially or completely, reducing the oxygen entering your body. The snoring vibrations or gasping during sleep are caused by the tongue and throat collapsing — an annoying problem that is easily fixed.
Snoring and sleep apnea’s consequences are feeling tired and sluggish the next day and not being at your mental best, which can endanger yourself and people around you. Snoring and sleep apnea contribute to nighttime strokes, heart attacks, the inability to lose weight and, in its extreme, dying in your sleep.
We have had several patients tell us about a relative who died with untreated sleep apnea, with more cases being unaware of the cause of death.
If you snore, gasp for breath, or suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes or cardiac arrythmias, the medical community recommends that you should be screened and tested for sleep apnea or other breathing disorders.
If you are suffering from the above, then being treated can allow you to wake more refreshed than you have in years. Treating this problem can also reduce your risk of cardiac problems and help you manage or reduce the medications you already take.
The first step is to be tested in the comfort of your own home with a home sleep testing unit. We will help to get you arranged with a small but advanced computer testing unit that is easily worn on the forehead. Most medical plans cover this partially or in full, and the recommended treatments are also covered under most medical plans.
My staff and I are your local experts in treatment, providing both CPAP treatment and the preferred oral appliance, which is a small retainerlike device that will keep your tongue and airway open while you sleep. We are the only office and resource around that can offer testing and complete treatment options.
Please contact us with your questions and to get started. If you already have a CPAP and would like to explore more comfortable alternatives, we have your options.
We bring this to you because it can help to save your life. Our team is dedicated to improving your health and well-being, and sleeping your best is the biggest gift that we can offer.
For an easy appointment or to ask questions, please call 718-745-3456.
The key is to be tested. If you would like to possibly save your life or save your significant other’s sanity, call for a free office consultation and free screening questionnaire. For an easy appointment just to talk, call us at 718-745-3456.
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