Sleep Disorder Treatment in Newport News
Always thinking of your health and well-being at PWDA
PWDA has, once again, invested heavily in new state-of-the-art technology for our patients!
With our state-of-the-art low-exposure 3D CT scanner, we are able to offer the safest, most conservative and thorough evaluation of the serious issues of snoring, sleep disordered breathing, and sleep apnea.
Feel Tired All The Time? If you get a full night’s sleep and still feel tired, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
Snoring is a milder medical condition than sleep apnea, but both occur when your airway becomes obstructed or constricted while you sleep. Because your body isn’t getting enough oxygen, you may wake up with fatigue, sleepiness, and poor concentration during the day. If left untreated, snoring and/or sleep apnea can lead to depression, weight gain, headaches, high blood pressure, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, stroke, or even heart attack.
Sadly, although sleep apnea affects more than 10 million Americans, most people with sleep apnea don’t know that they have it. Usually a bedmate is the first to notice the signs of of the condition, including loud snoring or sudden gasping outbursts of air.
To restore oxygen flow, sleep disorder specialists will often prescribe a CPAP machine, a mask worn at night to create airflow into the nose and mouth of the user. However, Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha and her sleep team are trained in offering you an alternative.
Do you have sleep apnea, but hate your CPAP?
Unfortunately, CPAP machines can feel like a cure that’s worse than the condition.
They can be cumbersome to set up and use, inconvenient to travel with, and annoying to your bedmate. And the bulky mask itself, with its long tube and constant blowing air, can prevent you from moving in bed and sleeping well in the first place.
But you still need some way to get air while you sleep, right? The good thing is, Dr. Samaha is trained to recognize, advise, and consult with a sleep physician on your behalf for an alternative to a CPAP.
Introducing Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment from Port Warwick Dental Arts in Hampton Roads
If you (or your partner) suspect you have a sleep disorder, or if you’ve already been diagnosed with sleep apnea by a doctor and are frustrated with the discomfort and disruption of the CPAP appliance, please don’t hesitate calling Port Warwick Dental Arts for a sleep consultation. Dr. Samaha and her team have special training in the management of sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea for children and adults.
We have invested in a sleep monitoring system for screening purposes, allowing you to have an FDA-approved sleep study performed in the comfort of your own bed. With the information provided in this study and in collaboration with a physician, Dr. Samaha can provide a comfortable, custom-fitted dental device as an effective alternative to a CPAP machine so you—and your partner—can get back to sleeping peacefully again.
Or take a free 2-minute survey to determine the quality of your sleep—it may change your life!
For additional information, please see Dr. Samaha’s articles on snoring and sleep apnea treatment in Peninsula Women’s Magazine March 2011, Health Journal September 2010 and Hampton Roads Magazine January 2010.