Tell the truth: have you ever been told that you snore? Loudly. And often. Well, your snoring may be a sign of a serious condition—other than that elbow in the ribs every night. Sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing during sleep, and although it affects men, women and children, men seem to be the most susceptible. Sleep apnea can lead to a host of general health problems, but if diagnosed properly, it can be treated. For effective sleep apnea treatment in Florham Park, NJ, patients rely on Dr. John A. Carollo.
Aside from snoring, the other indicators of sleep apnea are:
- Gasping for breath during the night
- Daytime drowsiness
- Poor concentration
Health problems that have been linked to sleep apnea include high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and depression. Obviously, treating sleep apnea is more than just a matter of restoring yours and your bed partner’s good night’s rest. Sleep apnea treatment can genuinely save your life!
Sleep Apnea Treatment with Dr. Carollo
Obstructive airway sleep apnea is the most common form of this ailment. During the night, your airway may become obstructed by muscle and tissue that relax while you sleep. Hence, the snoring. When this obstruction interferes with breathing, your brain sends the body a signal to awaken in order to restart breathing. This may happen hundreds of times during a typical night.
When you come to Dr. Carollo for sleep apnea treatment, we’ll begin with an assessment and a questionnaire. If we determine that you have sleep apnea, then we will recommend solutions. For many years, the CPAP (Constant Positive Airway Pressure) machine was the only option. Many people find them to be uncomfortable. Today, thankfully, Dr. Carollo can fabricate an oral appliance designed to keep your airway open while you sleep. Wearing this, you and your bed partner can enjoy night after silent night of restful sleep.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you suspect that you or a loved one have sleep apnea, then call the office of Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ. We conveniently serve patients in Milburn, Morristown, Livingston and other communities in Northern New Jersey.