Sleep Apnea

Stop Snoring With A Simple Appliance!

  • Breathe easier with a custom mouthguard
  • Enjoy a hassle-free CPAP alternative
  • Stay focused & alert during the day

Feel Rested After Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Cave Creek, AZ

You know sleep apnea in Cave Creek, AZ is annoying if you and other members of your household are losing sleep due to your snoring. However, you may not realize how unhealthy it is. Research has linked it to serious conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and stroke. We treat sleep apnea with a custom-made mouthguard.

Our sleep apnea treatment will:

  • Enable you to breathe easily throughout the night
  • Lessen your risk of health problems associated with apnea
  • Improve your sleep quality, so you’re rested and alert during the day
  • Minimize unpleasant sleep apnea symptoms like dry mouth and headaches
  • Stop your snoring so your entire household can get a good night’s sleep
  • Help you avoid the hassles of a CPAP machine

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research estimates that more than 20 million Americans suffer from sleep-disordered breathing. If you think you’re one of them, call us at 480-420-9562. If you’ve had a sleep study done, bring the results with you. If you haven’t, Dr. Russell Roderick will assess you and may recommend a study.

Try a Custom Mouthguard If a CPAP Isn’t Working for You

If you have obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which your tongue or other tissue blocks your airway multiple times a night, you may already have a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. It keeps your airway open with a stream of pressurized air that you breathe in through a mask worn over your face. You may have stopped wearing it if you or your bed partner found it distracting or uncomfortable.

Dr. Roderick has fitted many former CPAP users for a custom-made sleep apnea mouthguard called a mandibular advancement device. It works by moving your lower jaw slightly forward, which tightens the muscles of your airway so it stays unobstructed while you sleep.

Many people find a mouthguard:

  • More Comfortable – With a mouthguard, there’s no mask to rub against your face or air to dry out your mouth and throat.
  • Easier to Use – You won’t get tangled in tubing with a mouthguard. Since it requires no electricity or batteries, you can use it anywhere.
  • Less Distracting – Both you and your bed partner will barely notice a mouthguard. In contrast, a CPAP doesn’t fit as easily into a bedtime routine.

If you need help with sleep apnea in Cave Creek, AZ, call us today at 480-420-9562. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea
What is sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type of sleep apnea, occurs when your air passages become temporarily blocked repeatedly while you sleep. Your tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat relax to the point that your airway is restricted, causing you to quit breathing for a few seconds. This cycle can repeat itself dozens of times per hour in severe sleep apnea sufferers.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Sleep apnea not only disrupts your sleep, but it has also been linked to several major health conditions. These include high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression. Getting treatment early on can help you avoid these health issues, enjoy a better quality of life, and even potentially help you live longer.

Will sleep apnea go away?

Unfortunately, sleep apnea is not something that will go away on its own. You can find dramatic improvement through treatment and lifestyle changes. Weight loss, smoking cessation, and abstaining from alcohol are all beneficial, in addition to sleep apnea treatment with an oral appliance from our office.