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Treatment & Therapy

CPAP Titration Study This type of sleep study is used to calibrate your CPAP device. If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea you will need a CPAP study before you can begin treatment.
MORE>>CPAP Continuous positive airway pressure is the frontline treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP keeps your airway open by providing a gentle stream of air through a mask you wear while you sleep.
MORE>>Oral appliance therapy This treatment for snoring and sleep apnea involves wearing a removable oral appliance in your mouth as you sleep. This is ideal for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP.
MORE>>Surgery The board certified sleep specialist may recommend surgery for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP or an oral appliance. Surgery is not as effective as either sleep apnea treatment.
MORE>>Melatonin Melatonin is a hormone that is frequently used as a supplement for sleep. These are widely available in most drugstores and nutrition retailers the form of a pill. Melatonin is most effective in treating circadian rhythm disorders.
MORE>>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of treatment that addresses the underlying thoughts and behaviors that prevent you from sleeping well. This treatment is clinically shown to be the most effective way to treat insomnia in the long-term.
MORE>>Sleep Medications Medications such as sleeping pills are used to reduce or temporarily treat sleep-related problems such as insomnia by targeting a specific part of the brain. These medications are safe when used in the short-term under the supervision of a board certified sleep physician. MORE>>Bright Light Therapy Bright light therapy uses artificial light to reset circadian rhythms and treat problems such as jet lag, shift work disorder or seasonal affect disorder.
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