Alternative Therapies for Sleep Apnea In Mesa, AZ
Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) uses a machine to help a person who has OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) breathe more easily during sleep. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway doesn’t collapse when you breathe in.
BiPAP is a method of breathing support that is often used to treat central sleep apnea, a condition that occurs in the setting of opioid use, congestive heart failure, and prior stroke.
AUTO PAP THERAPY
AutoPAP machines are continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices that deliver effective sleep therapy catered to the individual patient’s immediate needs. What sets AutoPAP (APAP) machines apart from standard CPAP machines is that APAP therapy automatically adjusts pressure levels in real-time.
NIGHTLASE LASER SNORING AND OSA TREATMENT
NightLase is a leading-edge laser procedure for the treatment of snoring and moderate OSA. It is a non-invasive, no appliances, simple and effective way of reducing and eliminating snoring. Laser energy is used to heat the tissues of the airway, causing a tightening effect, which helps to keep your airway open. NightLase is performed with approximately three to five short treatments spaced over two or three months. Each treatment lasts 15 minutes and requires no anesthesia. The procedure is comfortable, and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterward. Results are often seen after the first session.
Excite OSA is a daytime therapy that uniquely targets the root cause of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea by using safe electrical currents to stimulate and improve muscle function in the mouth and tongue area.
MANDIBULAR REPOSITIONING DEVICE
Mandibular repositioning devices are often used as an alternative treatment for Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Rather than using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or undergoing upper airway surgery, patients with MRDs can experience an efficient reduction of sleep apnea symptoms with a simple oral device.
INSPIRE SLEEP APNEA INNOVATION
Inspire works inside your body while you sleep. It’s a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure. Inspire treats the root cause of sleep apnea by applying gentle stimulation to key airway muscles during sleep, allowing you to breathe normally, and more importantly, sleep without a mask, hose, or machine.
If the septum (the bit of bone and cartilage between the nostrils) is not straight, a septoplasty can be performed to straighten the septum and correct your breathing.
If the turbinates (three sets of tissue within the nose) are enlarged, the ENT can reduce their size with a procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to burn bits of tissue away.
Polyps in the nose or sinuses can be removed with functional endoscopic sinus surgery. These grape-like structures cause breathing problems day and night.
Somnoplasty also uses radiofrequency energy to reduce tissue in the uvula or soft palate.
Tonsils and adenoids can be removed for better breathing.