Sleep Apnea Patient Testimonials
Our unique treatment plan has already helped countless Sleep Apnea and snoring sufferers breathe easier at night. From great service to effective treatments, Sleep Rehab is your destination for Sleep Apnea and snoring treatment. You don’t have to take our word for it! Read what our patients have to say:
“Working with Dr. Fedosky has been so wonderful. I used a CPAP for over one year but just could not handle the discomfort any longer. I visited Dr. Fedosky to try a different method to deal with my sleep disorder. He was confident and reassuring that the oral appliance would improve my sleep. The first night with the oral appliance was amazing. I could not believe how deep I slept and how great I felt the next morning. I have never known a doctor who was so personable and accessible to his patients. Thank you Dr. Fedosky for helping me change the quality of my sleep. I no longer dread going to bed/sleep.”
“My husband tried but could not tolerate wearing a c-pap machine. His snoring kept both of us from getting proper rest at night. He agreed to let Dr Fedosky fit him for a mouth appliance to treat his snoring & sleep apnea. Now the snoring is gone & we both get the sleep needed for a good night’s rest!”
– Sandra F.
“Many years ago, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and at first I was very good about wearing my CPAP; but over time it just became a nuisance and I was constantly waking up to untangle myself (so I still wasn’t getting any sleep). Not wearing my CPAP meant I was snoring very loudly and keeping my husband awake and we would be exhausted the next morning. It was also preventing me from being involved in overnight activities and conferences. When I met Dr. Fedosky I told him I had a 10-day youth mission trip I want to go on with my daughter in 3 weeks and that I hoped his device would make a difference and work quickly. I tried it the first few nights and I was able to wake up on my own feeling rested and had energy again. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how much of a difference it made. The device worked great and I got to enjoy a great mission with my daughter and not embarrass myself or my daughter.”
I can’t thank Dr. Fedosky enough for giving me back my life.”
– Kim I.
Sleep Apnea FAQs
Has your partner started sleeping in the guest bedroom because your snoring is keeping them up all night? You might need to consider the possibility you have sleep apnea since it is characterized by loud snoring and episodes of interruptions to breathing that can disturb your sleep efforts too. If you are considering treatment for sleep apnea in Plano, you may be interested to learn more about it before your appointment. On that note, our team at Sleep Rehab has compiled some frequently asked questions from past patients. If you don’t see your question below, give us a call!
What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. It causes you to repeatedly stop and start breathing while you sleep. While there are several types of sleep apnea, this is the most common, and it occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. A noticeable sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring. Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea often involves a device that uses positive pressure to keep your airway open while you sleep. Another treatment option is a mouthpiece to thrust your lower jaw forward during sleep. In some cases, surgery might be an option.
What Are Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
The signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apnea overlap, sometimes making it difficult to determine which type you have. The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apnea include loud snoring, episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep, gasping for air during sleep, awakening with a dry mouth, morning headache, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty paying attention while awake, and irritability.
How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
One of the main treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea is CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure. A small CPAP machine delivers a continuous stream of pressurized air to your airways as you inhale. The pressure helps keep your airway passages open while you sleep. Because your airway remains open, it prevents pauses in breathing. In some cases, a dental appliance may be effective in treating mild-to-moderate sleep apnea. There are two main types of dental appliances for sleep apnea including a mandibular advancement device and a tongue-retaining device. In some instances, surgery for sleep apnea may be a treatment option if CPAP or other treatments are ineffective or not tolerated. The type of surgical procedure may vary based on a person’s anatomy and problems contributing to sleep apnea. Finally, weight loss remains an effective treatment option for overweight patients with sleep apnea. For many, it will improve sleep breathing.
What Are Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea?
Being overweight is one of the biggest risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea. Drugs like alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, and other depressants also increase the risk of obstructive sleep apnea. There are also simple physiological differences that increase the likelihood of developing sleep apnea. A congenitally narrow airway, a deviated nasal septum, and just being male are all sleep apnea risk factors. Meanwhile, central sleep apnea can occur in people that are at high altitudes. This is due to an unstable breathing response to the lower density of oxygen. The body may respond to low blood oxygen levels by hyperventilating which can cause the person to try to slow breathing down. The mismatch between the body’s desire to breathe and the drive to not hyperventilate also leads to central sleep apnea in patients with congestive heart failure.