Don't End Up as a Sleep Disorder Statistic
- An estimated 95% of the more than 70 million Americans that suffer from a sleep disorder go undiagnosed and untreated. 1
- 37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month. 2
- 4.7% reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the preceding month. (Drowsy driving is responsible for 1,550 fatalities and 40,000 nonfatal injuries annually in the United States.) 2
Why is Treatment for Sleep Disorders Important?
Sleep is essential for good health. Inadequate sleep quality can affect all areas of your life from your mental and physical health, to your motivation and productivity, to your personal relationships.
Protect Your Health
Sleep apnea is a serious health problem that can be life threatening if left undiagnosed and untreated.
The lack of oxygen to your brain during sleep apnea can have serious, long-term health consequences: 3
- 3 times greater risk of heart disease
- 4 times greater risk of stroke
- 6 times greater risk of being involved in a car crash
Protect Your Quality of Life
Sleep apnea is a chronic health problem and a progressive condition that can potentially worsen over time. 4Your health, well-being and quality of life are at stake. Addressing your sleep disorders and finding the right treatment will let you enjoy restful sleep, energetic days, and a healthier lifestyle.
Protect Those Around You
Eliminating persistent snoring and the disruption of frequent waking caused by sleep apnea allows you and your family to have uninterrupted sleep and better family dynamics.
It’s not worth the increased risks of early death associated with untreated obstructive sleep apnea when you consider the numerous types of treatment that are available.
What Kind of Treatment is Available for My Sleep Disorder?
Depending on the precise cause of your sleep disorder, specific techniques can be used to eliminate snoring and sleep apnea. These are some of the most common treatments available that you will discuss with your doctor.
Custom designed mouthpieces that help keep the airway open during sleep by repositioning the jaw
An absorbable nasal implant used to support the upper and lower cartilage inside the lateral (side) wall of your nose which may reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms 5
A non-invasive procedure to gently and permanently reshape the nasal valve area for improvement in nasal breathing 6
Traditional and minimally-invasive surgical techniques that have multiple benefits for improving breathing
An outpatient surgical procedure to address uvula tissue obstructing airflow at the rear of the mouth
A surgical procedure to reduce the size of turbinate tissue in the nasal cavity and decrease airway resistance