Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea centers around one simple concept: maintaining the patency of the upper airway during sleep. Relieving the recurrent obstructions eliminates sleep fragmentation, thus restoring restful sleep. It also prevents the long-term health consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, including heart failure, heart attack, and stroke. We work closely with our patients to choose the treatment option that best suits their disease severity, anatomy, and overall health.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device, training and support

We’ll find a treatment option that best suits the disease severity, anatomy, and overall health

At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems.They also account for an estimated $16 billion in medical costs each year, while the indirect costs due to lost productivity and other factors are probably much greater. Doctors have described more than 70 sleep disorders, most of which can be managed effectively once they are correctly diagnosed. The most common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.

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If you snore and have daytime sleepiness or risk factors for heart attack or stroke (such as high blood pressure or diabetes), you should strongly consider talking to your family doctor about being evaluated by Dr. Ludwick and/or participating in a Sleep Study. You can also Request an appointment online.

 
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