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Why did I create a website specifically about sleep apnea treatment? Well, over the last few years, awareness about the effects of poor sleep, sleep apnea, and other types of sleep disordered breathing has surged.

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, so I thought I’d set up a site to share relevant information and educate people on the dangers of sleep disordered breathing, and how they can find help.

It’s especially important to me that myofunctional therapy is part of the discussion around addressing sleep-related conditions. This is because I’ve found myofunctional therapy to be such an effective part of the overall equation.

Sleep Apnea Treatment And Myofunctional Therapy

Working with patients who have sleep disordered breathing has always been a part of my practice, but in the last few years, the number of patients I’m seeing for sleep-related issues has grown so much.

So an obvious question is whether it’s possible to treat sleep apnea with myofunctional therapy? Oral myofunctional exercises have been proven by research to reduce the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

But this definitely doesn’t mean that what I do is a stand-alone treatment for sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing, or that I’m treating sleep-related health conditions on my own.

I see myself and my practice as part of a multidisciplinary team. If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that a team is needed to really address and treat the underlying causes of sleep disordered breathing. Sleep apnea treatment should never be based on just one modality.

Who’s On My Sleep Team?

With many of my patients, I function as a “traffic director” in addition to being their myofunctional therapist. So, I guide my patients to the right doctors and health professionals to help them get the care they need, and to make the right decisions for their treatment.

I work with sleep doctors to get a diagnosis via a sleep study and to make sure that patients stay compliant with their CPAP use if they have one.

I work with dentists, orthodontists, and surgeons to help address any airway or tongue-tie issues.

Sleep apnea treatment

I’ll also refer to a number of different practitioners to help my patients with sleep hygiene and other lifestyle factors that may be impacting the quality of their sleep. As I described in this article, these factors can range from weight gain to sleep position, diet to allergies. They need to be addressed as part of any program dealing with sleep disordered breathing.

When a multi-factorial approach is taken, the results can be amazing.

Instead of suffering from a potentially life-threatening health condition for the rest of their life, people can and do find relief. But it takes a team! And what a team… some of the most gifted and motivated health professionals working today are making the treatment of sleep disordered breathing their priority. They’re breaking new ground all the time, and our patients are the ones who are going to benefit. It’s an amazing time to be working in this field.

I hope you find my Sleep Apnea Therapist website to be useful. I update it regularly with content that’s directly relevant to sleep and sleep health.


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