Sleep Apnea & Sleep Therapy - Wallingford, CT

Better Quality and Deeper Sleep is Attainable

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Enjoy Rapid Snoring Relief for Restful Nights

If you snore loudly nearly every night and suffer from morning headaches and impaired daytime function, you may be one of the estimated 30 million adults in the U.S. with sleep apnea. If you and your bed partner experience restless sleep due to loud nightly snoring, minimally-invasive laser treatment at Wolfy Dental Group is a proven method for easing snoring associated with overly relaxed soft palate muscles. While snoring is a major indicator of sleep apnea, it’s important to seek evaluation from a sleep expert to properly diagnose disordered sleeping and undergo appropriate sleep apnea treatment in Wallingford, CT.

When you breathe in air, your throat muscles hold your soft palate, uvula, back of the tongue, and tonsils in place so air can pass through unobstructed, even with some sleep-time muscle relaxation. With obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your airway intermittently narrows or collapses, causing interrupted breathing episodes multiple times a night, thereby depriving you of adequate oxygen. The good news is that the Wolfy Dental Group offers laser treatment that eases palatal snoring—the grating loud vibrations that keep your bed partner awake at night!

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The Potential Repercussions of Untreated Sleep Apnea

The health consequences of untreated sleep apnea include daytime sleepiness, reduced quality of life, decreased learning skills, and neurocognitive issues. Sleep apnea has been linked to work-related accidents, motor vehicle crashes, and academic underachievement in children and adolescents. Research indicates sleep apnea increases the risk of diabetes, obesity, stroke, heart disease, asthma, and memory loss.

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Proven Sleep Apnea Treatments

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a proven sleep apnea treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep breathing airways open while you sleep. An alternative is a customized oral appliance for sleep apnea in Wallingford, CT. This device moves your jaw forward, allowing air to flow freely and making sleep more restful.

A Revolutionary
Dental Sleep Medicine Procedure

If the Wolfy Dental Group team determines you’re an ideal candidate for Solea® Sleep, the process starts by applying a topical anesthetic spray to minimize potential gagging or discomfort. Then the Solea® laser is directed toward the tissues in your soft palate to gently and quickly tighten the collagen fibers responsible for firmness. Tightening the soft palate helps open your airway and reduce vibrations that cause palatal snoring.

While Solea laser technology is not a clinically-approved treatment for OSA, this treatment significantly reduces or eliminates snoring and increases daytime energy while improving mood, concentration, and memory. This conservative, more affordable alternative to riskier and invasive surgical procedures can be completed in five minutes. Although results last for an estimated 12 to 15 months, we recommend annual treatment sessions to maintain deeper, more restful sleep and other benefits of snoring therapy.