Sleep Apnea Treatment & CPAP Alternatives in Philadelphia

Why is Sleep So Important?

Sleep is the golden chain that binds your health and body together. We sleep in order to perform the daily maintenance that our body needs. Without restful, unbroken sleep, your health will deteriorate and you’ll lose years off your life expectancy.

That’s why it’s essential to be aware of sleeping disorders such as sleep apnea and seek treatment before you suffer serious consequences. With the help of our experienced sleep dentist Dr. Slobodinsky, you can finally reclaim control of your restless nights and enjoy the quality rest you need to stay healthy.

You Might Suffer From Sleep Apnea if

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While Asleep

  • you snore
  • awaken suddenly choking or gasping
  • have your bed partner tell you you stop breathing
  • toss and turn repeatedly
  • have sudden jerking movements of the legs or arms
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While Awake

  • you feel tired or lethargic
  • have trouble concentrating
  • nod off at the wheel while driving
  • have early morning headaches
  • are depressed or irritable

Risk Factors For Sleep Apnea

You may be at higher risk of developing sleep apnea if you fit into any of the following categories:

  • Male
  • Age 40 or older
  • Overweight/obese
  • Thick neck circumference
  • Family history of sleep apnea

If any of these risk factors apply to you, it’s a good idea to take a sleep study. Sleep tests can be administered in a professional facility or in the comfort of your own home, depending on your preferences. Once the test is finished, you’ll review the results with your physician so he can provide an accurate diagnosis. If it turns out that you have sleep apnea, Dr. Slobodinsky will get to work right away on developing a customized treatment plan just for you.

Untreated snoring can shorten your relationship
Untreated sleep apnea can shorten your life

CPAP Alternatives

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Often, the first treatment recommended for sleep apnea is a CPAP machine. Though they’re effective when used properly, CPAP machines are loud and bulky. Many patients find the attached mask uncomfortable and too intrusive to sleep with, leading them to give up the treatment.

That’s why Dr. Slobodinsky offers oral appliances as a comfortable, minimally-invasive alternative to CPAP. These devices are customized just for you to ensure a perfect fit. They’re also small, easily portable, silent, and allow you to sleep in any position you like. With all the benefits oral appliances offer, it’s no surprise that more and more patients are ditching their CPAP.

Dr. David Slobodinsky, dentist in Philadelphia

Meet Dr. David Slobodinsky

Certified Sleep Specialist

As a certified sleep specialist, Dr. Slobodinsky can help you manage sleep apnea and eliminate snoring. Thanks to his extensive training and education, he’s able to provide comprehensive treatment for sleep problems all under one roof.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Slobodinsky has been practicing in the area for over 30 years. With this level of experience, you know you can count on him for safe and effective sleep apnea treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?
How can a dentist tell if you have sleep apnea?
Can dentists treat sleep apnea?

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Slobodinsky, simply call our Philadelphia practice at (215) 739-2543 or fill out a convenient contact form and a member of our team will get back to you soon. We look forward to meeting you!

How can a dentist tell if you have sleep apnea?

A dentist can tell if you have sleep apnea because there are often signs of the disorder in your mouth and throat. Dentists are well-educated on the health of these areas, so they’re often the person who can best tell if something is wrong.

While your dentist may be able to point out signs of sleep apnea, you must be formally diagnosed by a qualified physician in order to receive treatment. The only way to do this is to undergo a sleep test and review the results with your physician.

Once you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Slobodinsky can develop a treatment plan just for you. With the help of a convenient oral appliance and some basic lifestyle changes, he can provide the relief you need to enjoy a sound night’s rest.

Can dentists treat sleep apnea?

Yes! In fact, dentists are often the best people to treat sleep apnea since they have an intimate knowledge of how your mouth and throat function. While a physician may prescribe a CPAP machine for sleep apnea, this isn’t your only treatment option. Many people dislike their CPAP and seek an alternative, citing that the machine is too loud and uncomfortable to sleep with.

That’s why Dr. Slobodinsky provides customized oral appliances as a minimally-invasive alternative. These devices are like mouthguards, but they’re specifically designed to treat sleep apnea by keeping your airway open overnight. Dr. Slobodinsky can also recommend some moderate changes in your lifestyle, such as eating healthier and exercising more, to help relieve your symptoms.

Visit sleep well Philadelphia

Living with sleep apnea can affect every aspect of your life. If you’re looking for safe, effective, and convenient solutions for your sleep apnea, look no further than Sleep Well Philadelphia. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Slobodinsky, call our Philadelphia practice at (215) 739-2543.