TREATMENT FOR OSA
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment And Solutions
Houston | The Woodlands
IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH, ENERGY LEVELS AND SLEEP BY TREATING OSA
Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea improves your quality of life. When your airways are blocked as you sleep preventing necessary oxygen to flow, it can have adverse effects on your health and cause sleepiness, brain fog, stroke, depression, high blood pressure, heart attacks, type II diabetes, and more. It goes beyond snoring.
Isn't it time you slept well again?
Here at Texas Sinus, Allergy, Snoring and Sleep Institute, we believe that our patients deserve to breathe, smell, taste, and enjoy life. Dr. Khetarpal is board-certified in Sleep Medicine and can help determine the cause of the blockage as well as determine the best course of treatment to help you breathe at night and get healthier, better rest.
TREATMENT APPROACHES TO OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Weight loss in overweight individuals is critical in improving the condition and sometimes even reversing it in its entirety.
Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant
No Mask. No Hose. Just Sleep. For qualified candidates, the Inspire sleep apnea device stimulates the muscles that block your airways during sleep to help you breathe without CPAP. It is inserted beneath the skin of your neck and chest during an out-patient procedure and is the only FDA approved sleep apnea treatment that works inside the body
Using a CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure device every night for more than 6 hours.
Surgery, including nasal surgery to improve airway and CPAP compliance, palate and tonsil surgery or UPPP or palatoplasty, or tongue-jaw surgery to advance the tongue forward or shrink the back of the tongue (radiofrequency ablation), have all shown benefits. Newer procedures such as hypoglossal nerve stimulator placement have also shown improvement but have not gone mainstream yet. In a well-selected patient, a cure is possible with surgery. Advancing the maxilla and mandible, called MMA (maxillomandibular advancement) has shown greater than 90% success in some studies.
OAT (Oral Appliance Therapy)
Using an oral appliance, called OAT (oral appliance therapy) every night that advances the lower jaw forward and thereby the tongue forward and increases space in the back of the throat. This device is custom-made for you after taking impressions of the teeth.