Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment Options

Depending on the severity of your snoring and sleep apnea, there are different treatments that have been clinically studied and are recommended by physicians.  Dr. Halstrom’s team offers a multidisciplinary approach, and individualized treatment programs to help you find the right solution for your snoring and sleep apnea.

Clinically recommended treatment options:

Oral Appliance Therapy – works by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue to create more space in the airway, and to increase muscle tone in the throat during sleep.  The Silencer is a custom fit oral appliance designed by Dr. Halstrom to treat snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea.  More about The Silencer…

CPAP – stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and works by inflating your airway with room air pressure while you sleep.  CPAP prevents all airway blockages and is considered the “gold standard” for sleep apnea therapy. CPAP consists of a small device that sits on your bedside table like and alarm clock. CPAP gently blows humidified room air into a tube and small mask that you wear while you sleep.  More about CPAP…

Lifestyle Changes – For many people, snoring and sleep apnea may be improved by making lifestyle changes like:

  • Avoiding alcohol and sedatives
  • Quitting smoking
  • Avoiding sleeping on your back
  • Losing weight

More about lifestyle changes…

Surgery – is an option for certain patients with excess tissue in the airway.  Surgery is not offered in house, but we are pleased to connect patients with local sleep surgeons as necessary.