Is Snoring Affecting Your Relationship? Let Dr. Vickie Greenberg Help!
Snoring is one of those things that people laugh about on sitcoms and around the water cooler, but it’s actually no joke. Snoring can wreak havoc on a relationship, especially if your partner is a light sleeper. Even more importantly, snoring can be detrimental to your health.
If you or your partner snore, and the snoring is affecting your relationship or your health, Dr. Vickie Greenberg may be able to help. She specializes in Airway Orthodontics and Sleep Therapy, and uses noninvasive non-surgical techniques to improve the health and wellness of chronic snorers every day.
Read on to learn more about snoring and sleep apnea, and decide if Dr. Greenberg may be able to jelp you.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder where your breathing stops and starts over and over throughout the night. The condition is usually marked by snoring, and often dismissed as just an annoying thing to deal with.
If you wake up tired every day, feel irritable and restless despite sleeping for hours, and your partner complains that your snoring is disruptive to their sleep, you may have sleep apnea.
These symptoms add up. They are dangerous because they can eventually lead to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems.
Traditional Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Traditional treatment for sleep apnea (a treatment you may have heard of) is a Cpap machine. This is breathing apparatus, consisting of a face mask and a machine that forces air into the lungs during sleep consistently and continuously.
The machine can be loud, and the gear can be cumbersome. Some people have trouble falling asleep wearing the mask, and some have issues with the noise the machine makes all night. This treatment can be difficult for the partners as well.
Alternative Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Dr. Vickie Greenberg uses a holistic approach to all of her orthodontics cases. She understands that each of her patients has a unique set of experiences and set of symptoms-that every person and case is different.
That’s why she has made snoring and sleep therapy a focus of her practice. She appreciates the value and necessity of a good nights sleep to support the overall health and well-being of every individual. She favors non-invasive and non-surgical approaches at all times.
One such treatment option utilizes the Fotona NightLase. It uses a safe painless laser to tighten the soft tissues of the palate. These soft tissues can be the cause of sleep apnea when they obstruct the breathing passage, hindering effective airflow. The laser is safe and effective, and can be used for treatment in a variety of orthodontics cases.
Another option is a mouthpiece, fitted perfectly for your mouth. It is worn during sleep and works by positioning your tongue and jaw into the optimal position for airflow to occur while you’re sleeping. Again, this option is non-invasive, safe and painless.
Schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today!
If you or your partner are snoring, tired of being tired, and ready for a fresh approach in treating your snoring or sleep apnea, schedule with Vickie Greenberg today. Located in Altadena she treats patients from Pasadena and all over the San Gabriel Valley. She is a Diamond Status Invisalign Provider with over 25 years of experience. Her approach is a compassionate and personable, and she treats patients of all ages.
Call (626) 798-7645 and schedule your appointment today. You’ll start sleeping better and feeling better before you know it!