Sleep Apnea Solutions
A dental sleep appliance - a mouthpiece that fits comfortably into the mouth - is now the recommended protocol for treating mild to moderate sleep apnea. Dr. Hendricks offers a variety of sleep appliances based on the needs of the individual patient, such as TAP, EMMA, Somnodent, SUAD, Herbst, Pacifier, Z Quiet, and other devices. These devices reposition the tongue and jaw and can greatly increase a patient's airway, reducing the harmful effects of sleep apnea on the body.
If you think that you may have sleep apnea, Dr. Hendricks offers home sleep studies that can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Treating sleep apnea is important for not developing more serious disorders or having serious accidents as a result of poor sleep. People who treat sleep apnea stop snoring, and have a dramatic change in how alert and well-rested they feel. They tend to also experience healthy weight loss, as sleep cycles regulate hunger.