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Sleep Apnea

Unlock the Secret to a Restful Night: Sleep Apnea Solutions in Punta Gorda, Florida

Sleep apnea, the most prevalent sleep disorder in the United States, impacts an estimated 30 million people, with a significant number residing in our sunny community. This condition doesn’t discriminate by age, though it’s notably more common in adults over 65, with a staggering 56% at a high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Alarmingly, up to 80% of those battling this silent night-time nemesis remain undiagnosed, living without the crucial support they need.

With specialized training in dental sleep medicine, Dr. Marino offers hope for Punta Gorda area residents plagued by sleep apnea. Through innovative treatment options tailored to each patient, Dr. Marino is not just a dentist; she’s a guardian of your nighttime peace.

The Critical Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea

The journey to understanding and treating sleep apnea is more than a quest for comfort; it’s a vital step toward safeguarding your health. Untreated sleep apnea is a thief, stealing more than just restful nights; it heightens the risk of serious health issues, including hypertension, diabetes, and a spectrum of heart conditions. Beyond the physical toll, the shadow of fatigue dims the spark of daily life, affecting mental health and emotional well-being.

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

At Punta Gorda Dental Care, we’re dedicated to making your health journey as easy as possible, starting with a seamless sleep study experience. With the help of the WatchPAT™ One system by Itamar Medical, you can undergo a sleep apnea test in the familiar comfort of your own bed. This state-of-the-art device is both simple to use and incredibly efficient, capturing seven different physiological signals in just one night. These include Peripheral Arterial Tone, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, chest movement, snoring, body position, and actigraphy, providing us with a comprehensive overview of your sleep health.

The WatchPAT™ One is FDA-cleared to diagnose both Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea, ensuring that you receive accurate results swiftly. With this cutting-edge technology, we can help you determine if you’re experiencing Sleep Disordered Breathing and guide you towards the appropriate treatment. Trust us to help you get a better night’s sleep with minimal hassle and maximum comfort.

Sleep Apnea Dentistry offers CPAP Machine Alternatives

Many people put off investigating their possible sleep apnea because they are put off by the idea of having to wear a bulky, uncomfortable CPAP machine to sleep. Although CPAP machines remain the gold standard for sleep apnea treatment, there are a number of alternative approaches. This is one reason many people have discovered that dentists are a good option for sleep apnea treatment.

A cornerstone of Dr. Marino’s approach is oral appliance therapy. This option offers a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional treatments. Custom-fitted to each patient, these devices gently realign the jaw or tongue, ensuring an unobstructed pathway for every life-giving breath.

Don’t let another sleepless night define your tomorrow. Take the first step towards a brighter, more energetic you. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Marino today and rediscover the peace that comes with a good night’s sleep.