Madison Families Deserve Better
This information could save your life or the life of someone in your family. We want our family of existing and new patients to understand the risks associated with a disease called sleep apnea. It’s often associated with its most significant (and dangerous) side effect — snoring.
Sleep apnea causes you to wake up several times (it could be up to one hundred times) each night as you gasp for your breath. You’re most likely snoring away and don’t even know any of this is happening. The end result is you wake up with repeated, unexplained:
– High Blood Pressure
– Worsening ADHD Side Effects
You or your loved one doesn’t have to live like this anymore. There’s more to life than a cycle of bad sleep and feeling awful.
Better Days. Comfortable Nights.
All of our patients receive a screening for sleep apnea. You simply answer a few questions and complete a comprehensive exam with Dr. Lee. If you present symptoms related to sleep apnea, we’ll refer to a sleep center with ear, nose & throat doctors (ENT) or sleep specialists for a more thorough sleep study. This way, we can find the most effective way to help you feel better and sleep normally again.
The standard of care in terms of treating your diagnosed sleep apnea will most likely lead you down the road towards having a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP computerized technology. This state-of-the-art system is the leading therapy for sleep apnea, using a nasal mask while sleeping that’s connected to a pump for positive airflow through your nose. (Say goodbye to those loud, annoying, snore-filled nights!) However, not all patients can tolerate CPAP treatment. If that’s the case, Dr. Lee can create a custom oral appliance that’s just as effective to help you breathe ease.
How Can We Help You?
The good news is that we can treat everyone from kids to adults. Sleep apnea is curable in kids and treatable in adults. When a child is showing signs of sleep apnea, Dr. Lee will conduct a thorough screening. From there, they’re usually referred to a trusted orthodontist, ENT, or sleep specialist. (Fact: One of the biggest benefits parents have reported after addressing their child’s sleep apnea issues, is that it’s relationship to ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is often misdiagnosed. So, some patients and families see a huge improvement in ADHD-related symptoms too.
There are even myofunctional therapy techniques that can be incorporated into treatment. They’re designed to use neuromuscular repatterning so that your child enjoys an improvement in breathing, swallowing, and muscle function. This creates more space for healthy adult teeth to grow and to help keep their bite right!