Sleep Apnea Treatment in Omaha Serving the Midwest Region
Sleep Apnea is a life-threatening condition in which your breathing stops for several seconds while you sleep. You may not wake up or be aware of it, though it may happen hundreds of times a night.
For years CPAP has been known as the "gold standard" in sleep apnea treatment. There are many alternatives to CPAP devices; no more need to rely on this invasive and troublesome device!
Are You In Pain Most Mornings?
Do you wake up with a headache or feeling unrested? Do you feel sleepy during the day, find yourself drifting off or getting a headache in the afternoon? Have you recently become cranky, irritable, unmotivated, or depressed? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea, and these are just a few of the more noticeable effects of this potentially deadly condition.
Dr. Roger Roubal is the foremost expert on sleep apnea in the region, and he can help you find safe, effective, and comfortable sleep apnea treatment that is usually covered by insurance. You don’t have to suffer with headaches and the other symptoms—and risks—of sleep apnea.
A Safer, More Effective, More Comfortable Sleep Apnea Treatment
Our scientific approach to treatment allows us to identify good candidates for sleep apnea treatment before we begin. We have over a 90% success rate of treatment for good candidates. This means not only will you find relief from morning headaches and other sleep apnea symptoms, you’ll also see a reduction in your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other dangers of sleep apnea.
In the past, people with sleep apnea were prescribed either CPAP or surgery. Now we know that oral appliance therapy—like a mouthguard you wear while you sleep—is the best first-line treatment for many people with sleep apnea.
Oral appliance sleep apnea treatment doesn’t have any of the risks of surgery. Because sleep apnea patients have an elevated risk of anesthesia-related surgical complications, it’s best to avoid surgery unless you really have no better option. A study published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine agrees that surgical treatment should be a last resort.
CPAP is a good sleep apnea treatment, but few people use it properly because it is uncomfortable and inconvenient. Oral appliances are comfortable, easier to use, and—because people are more likely to use it—more effective for most sleep apnea patients.
Now Covered by Insurance
Insurance companies used to refuse coverage for oral appliance therapy. They said the science didn’t support its use, but recent research has shown that this treatment is effective, and in January 2011 Medicare authorized coverage for certain oral appliances if they met certain criteria and were prescribed in accordance with guidelines.
Snoring treatment has also been proven to be effective, but it is not covered by insurance.
If you want to learn whether you are a candidate for sleep apnea or snoring treatment in Omaha, Nebraska, please contact Dr. Roger Roubal today for an appointment.