Once you’re clear on the fact that you are suffering from sleep apnea, you might feel at a loss regarding how to rectify the problem. Obviously, allowing your body to go without adequate oxygen on a nightly basis and dealing with serious side effects is something that requires immediate attention. However, you may simply not feel certain about how to act and where to begin. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered when it comes to relying on sleep apnea treatment and making the most of it. Allow us to offer some helpful steps for the improvement you need.
Step #1: Begin Professional Sleep Apnea Treatment
First, the main goal you need to focus on is coming into our practice to receive your sleep apnea treatment. If you’re worried that you’re going to need to take pills or do anything extreme, toss your fears aside. The treatment we offer is a gentle, noninvasive therapy that is drug-free. Translation: It will offer exceptional benefits without making waves in your life. Your treatment will require you to wear a special type of mouthguard at night, which will create an open airway path to allow for proper, unobstructed breathing. We call this oral appliance therapy.
Step #2: Get Organized
So, you received your sleep apnea treatment device from our practice. This is wonderful and will offer the protection you need as long as you use it. The second essential step in addressing your sleep disorder is becoming organized enough to ensure you’re relying on your treatment every single night. Some helpful hints include:
- Set an alarm on your phone that reminds you to wear your appliance nightly
- Create a plan for travel, so you always remember to bring your appliance with you
- Remind yourself that there’s never a good excuse to go without your treatment