For some time now, you’ve had problems with breathing while you sleep. This is a serious problem that you don’t take lightly, but you’ve been disappointed in thinking that there’s only one option for you, the constant positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. You know that you can’t just dismiss your problem, but you’re desperately seeking an alternative for sleep apnea treatment in State College. Learn about some simple options available to you.
State College Dental Sleep Medicine Blog
December 12, 2017
November 29, 2017
One of the most comfortable, effective treatments available for patients with sleep apnea is oral appliance therapy from a trusted practitioner of dental sleep medicine. Two of the most popular oral appliance options for many patients are the SomnoDent SUAD and SUAD ultra appliances. If you’re in need of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea, keep reading to learn more about SUAD appliances to determine whether or not they’re right for you.
October 21, 2017
Patients suffering from sleep apnea often think that CPAP systems are the only treatment option available to them. However, a visit to the sleep dentist may offer you a valid alternative – oral appliance therapy. Not all oral appliances are the same, and a skilled sleep dentist will help you find the right one for you. Narval oral appliances are some of the most popular oral appliances available. Keep reading to find out more, and reach out to a trusted sleep dentist to learn more about the available oral appliances.
September 13, 2017
When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep – for sleep apnea sufferers – the struggle is real. Even if you receive an accurate diagnosis, you may end up with the less-than-ideal CPAP system for treatment. Unfortunately, the majority of sleep apnea sufferers are deemed CPAP intolerant. However, you may be able to find an effective treatment in an unlikely place – the dentist’s office. That’s right dentists offer a wide range of sleep apnea appliances to help patients breathe deeply and sleep soundly. One of the most effective apnea appliances on the market is the Oasys Herbst device.
August 30, 2017
At State College Dental Sleep Medicine, we are dedicated to using innovative techniques and technologies to ensure our patients receive the best possible treatment for sleep apnea. One of the many state-of-the-art dental devices we use is the SomnoDent sleep apnea appliance. If you’re unable to adjust to your CPAP system or don’t achieve adequate improvement in sleep with CPAP alone, a SomnoDent oral appliance may be just what you need. If you’d like to find out more about oral appliance therapy, contact our State College dentist and team to schedule a sleep apnea consultation today. We’ll review your case and help you decide whether or not oral appliance therapy using SomnoDent is the best way to improve your sleep.
August 9, 2017
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea, the cessation of breathing for ten or more seconds at a time during sleep, may think that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is their only treatment option. Unfortunately, a large percentage of patients find themselves unable to adjust to CPAP therapy. For these sleep apnea sufferers, a good night’s sleep may seem completely out of reach. Luckily, a comfortable, custom oral appliance created by a skilled sleep dentist may be a viable alternative.
June 12, 2017
Everything is relative. Time, space and the comfort of an oral appliance that you have to wear at night in order to sleep peacefully. Seriously. When compared to a bulky CPAP—continuous positive air pressure—machine, the custom-fitted oral appliance that Dr. Marks prescribes is a pleasure to wear. Read on to learn more about how sleep apnea in State College can often be remedied with oral appliance therapy.
May 25, 2017
With summer right around the corner, more and more people will start vacationing. For patients with sleep apnea in State College, the idea of traveling can seem overwhelming because of their CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines: Do I lug it with me? Should I just settle for interrupted, uncomfortable sleep? Luckily, Dr. Donald M. Marks has good news for you! State College Dental Sleep Medicine offers you’re a much more convenient—and still effective—alternative to treating your sleeping disorder.
April 22, 2017
If you have trouble sleeping at night, then you’ve probably tried all of the suggestions from the experts: have dinner at least three hours before going to bed; turn off the computer, your smart phone and the television at least one hour before bedtime; and try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day including weekends. If none of these have worked, however, then the problem may not be your sleep habits but a medical condition known as sleep apnea. Researchers estimate that some 20 million American adults have sleep apnea. Of those, an estimated 80 percent have not been diagnosed and are therefore not getting treatment. For sleep apnea in State College, Dr. Donald Marks diagnoses the condition and will recommend the best course of treatment so you and the person on the other side of the bed can get the rest you both need.
March 11, 2017
Your loud snoring keeps your family wakes almost every night. It can ruin your health, your mood, and your interpersonal relationships. According to Dr. Donald M. Marks sleep apnea in State College requires treatment so you rest well and remain healthy. He offers oral appliance therapy to alleviate sleep apnea and give you and yours the rest you deserve.