Sleep Apnea Treatment
Here at Dawson, we understand that you have a lot going on in your busy life, and that not getting a good night’s rest can be stressful and exhausting. We want to help you get the sleep you so desperately need. Whether you or a loved one have suffered from sleep deprivation for many years, or have recently been diagnosed with a sleep disorder, we are here to help.
Signs You Need Help
Most people experience sleep deprivation at one point in their life. The point at which you should seek help is when there is no obvious reason to lose sleep, and you are experiencing one or more of the following issues:
- Sleepiness during the day
- Trouble staying asleep
- Snoring loudly
- Shortness of breath upon awakening
- Headaches in the morning
- Dry mouth upon awakening
Remember, this program is for your loved ones as well. Is your spouse snoring loudly during the night? Are they keeping you awake, in turn causing sleep deprivation? Are you worried for their wellbeing?
Getting professional advice can help you with your or your loved one’s sleep disorder. The staff at Dawson will lead you through our AT HOME program to enjoy better sleep.
How the Process of Sleep Apnea Treatment Works
The following points outline our 5-step approach to better sleep:
We conduct a detailed screening process to evaluate the symptoms you have experienced. This gives us a good idea of what issues you are experiencing. The screening includes social and medical histories as well as an assessment of the head, neck, and oral features. Models, photos, x-rays, and other aspects may also be included. This is to ensure you are a candidate for the AT HOME program.
- Sleep Study
After a thorough examination, you complete an at home sleep study with a medical device that records information. This is done in the comfort of your own home to ensure that you are in a relaxing environment and sleep patterns are the same as every night.
Your home sleep study will be interpreted by a licensed medical doctor and they will provide us as well as your family physician with a medical diagnosis. Your doctor reviews the sleep study results to determine a diagnosis. Some possible diagnoses include snoring issues or light, moderate, or severe obstructive sleep apnea. Your family physician and your dentist receive the diagnosis the same day to ensure they are well informed. Once we receive the report, we refer you to your family doctor for diagnosis and treatment options.
Each patient is different. Your diagnosis and may include changes in lifestyle, oral appliance therapy, or surgery. We will help you to determine your solution in conjunction with your own doctors.
- Follow Up
We are available to answer questions, help you manage changes, and seek a new course of treatment if it is needed.
The Dental professionals at Dawson think about more than just your teeth. We are here to help with your overall well being and care. We strive to provide our patients with what they need and what they want within our responsibilities as dental health professionals.
Have you always wanted to have a sleep test completed, or have a loved one complete a sleep test?
What is holding you back? We understand your reservations, who would want to sleep in a strange place over night? Who would want to wait weeks, if not months to receive the first phase of testing?
Here at Dawson, we couldn’t agree more! Complete your medically supervised sleep test in the comfort of your own home!
Come see a Dawson Dentist to see if you are a candidate for the AT HOME SLEEP TEST!
Get the rest you deserve.