What is Sleep Apnea?
Common symptoms include snoring, lethargy, trouble focusing, depression, irritability, and trouble falling or staying asleep at night. 1 in 5 adults can suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a disorder that causes you to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night.
Airflow is obstructed due to relaxation of your tongue and throat muscles, so your brain never gets the oxygen it needs - often waking you 5-100 times an hour.
Offered Treatment Options
Oral Sleep Appliances
Oral sleep appliances are custom-made to be worn at night to help snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Cheung works with a leading dental lab in Columbus to ensure custom fabrication of each oral sleep appliance. The appliances support your jaw to prevent your airway from collapsing and are ideal for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
CPAP / Bi-PaP
Positive air pressure (PAP) therapy is a first-line treatment for sleep apnea. A CPAP machine includes a mask that fits over your nose and mouth, forcing air through your windpipe to keep your airway open. This can improve your overall quality of sleep, increasing focus and clarity.
There are a variety of surgical options available to help treat patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. These methods may be used when you cannot tolerate oral appliances or the use of a CPAP machine throughout the night.