Sleep apnea is a common phrase used when you’re really talking about obstructive sleep apnea — which is a phenomena that occurs when you’re sleeping. When we sleep, our muscles relax, the muscles in our throat relax so our throat essentially collapses and for some people, it collapses too much to where they are actually either not breathing enough or they stop breathing. And, when you stop breathing, it forces you into action. Your brain will kick in to do something to get your attention — this intervention by your brain increases the muscle tension of your body, which increases muscle tone to your throat, which opens your throat and restores natural breathing. At that point, you’re brain’s happy because you are breathing again! Then of course you fall back to sleep, your muscles relax and then the whole cycle repeats itself over and over again during the night.

Your throat is as unique as you are. No two are alike and so no one treatment is right for everyone. Dr. Ludwick is dual board certified in ENT and Sleep Medicine so he can offer all treatment options depending on whatever is best for you.

The gold standard treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) that all other treatments are measured against. CPAP therapy is titrated in real-time, while you sleep, ensuring complete resolution of all obstructive events and oxygen desaturations.

Additional treatment options include oral appliances, minimally-invasive surgical correction and education.

Call us today to find out if you have obstructive sleep apnea and if so, whether or not CPAP is the best solution for you... 281-556-1102 or schedule an appointment online.

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Testimonial – Terry Adamson

Dr. Ludwick and staff provided excellent service from the time of the initial visit through a sleep study and corrective applications for mild sleep apnea. The corrective applications involved Septoplasty including a turbinate reduction with sleep endoscopic surgery. Dr. Ludwick’s sleep study facilities were excellent and employed all of the latest technology lending to state of the art analysis for properly diagnosing my problem. Dr. Ludwick did a great job of following up after the surgery and monitoring my recovery. Additional measures were also employed with the use of CPAP and staff supported me to find the right fit of equipment. Overall, Dr. Ludwick has provided excellent quality of care and is always up to speed on the latest technology to offer his patients. ...See all testimonials

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