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Dr. Kevin Berry of TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado have dedicated his career to helping people who suffer from sleep apnea and TMJ. Suppose you live in or around Denver, Colorado, and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. In that case, we are excited to tell you about some treatment alternatives to CPAP that are proving to be hugely successful, very affordable, and easy to manage. If you thought CPAP was your only treatment option for OSA, we’d love to see you in our Center to tell you about the fantastic sleep apnea treatments that are changing lives for people like you.

Whether you’ve suffered from sleep apnea for months, years, or decades, Dr. Berry can help. He’s chosen to devote his practice solely to some particular problems—one of which is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. We are thrilled to tell you more about amazing Oral Appliance Therapy for sleep apnea that is changing lives one restful night of sleep at a time. Additionally, we want to explain that there are some behavior modifications and lifestyle/habit changes you can make that will make sleep less elusive. Some of these changes are minor, while others will require more effort.

Changes You Can Make to Reduce or Eliminate Sleep Apnea Signs and Symptoms

While CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy are the most effective ways to treat sleep apnea, they should be used in conjunction with lifestyle changes that you can make on your own. Here are some of the most common suggestions Dr. Berry makes when it comes to treating patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea/snoring:

  • Sleep on your side
  • Choose the right pillow
  • Lose weight (if necessary)
  • Make sure your mattress is right for you
  • Eliminate technology at night
  • Stick to a set schedule even on days you’re off from work
  • Avoid alcohol late in the day
  • Avoid caffeine late in the day
  • Avoid sugary foods and beverages
  • Exercise
  • Don’t hang out in bed for hours before bedtime
  • Don’t work in bed
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid daytime napping that may affect your nighttime sleep
  • Stick to a set schedule even on days you’re off from work
  • Avoid alcohol late in the day
  • Avoid caffeine late in the day
  • Avoid sugary foods and beverages
  • Exercise
  • Sleep on your side
  • Choose the right pillow
  • Lose weight (if necessary)
  • Make sure your mattress is right for you
  • Eliminate technology at night
  • Don’t hang out in bed for hours before bedtime
  • Don’t work in bed
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid daytime napping that may affect your nighttime sleep

After performing a thorough evaluation and getting your complete medical history, Dr. Berry may have some other suggestions for you to try while using Oral Appliance Therapy or CPAP.

Sleep Apnea Treatment: Advances in Recent Years

As the number of people diagnosed with sleep apnea continues to grow every year, more and more sleep apneics are being fitted with a CPAP machine in hopes of providing a better night’s sleep regularly.

While the CPAP is a highly dependable technology when used as directed, studies have shown that not all patients get the needed results using the machine because they just cannot tolerate it. Thousands of sleep apneics have proven to be CPAP-intolerant for various reasons, usually due to the discomfort that may be experienced from using the machine.

Dr. Berry wants you to know that CPAP intolerance is no reason to discontinue sleep apnea treatment. As dental and medical technology continues to grow and expand, more and more companies are creating alternative sleep apnea treatment devices that can treat the condition without using the CPAP. We use highly effective oral appliances in conjunction with behavior modifications to treat sleep apnea and give people their lives back.

Learn More About Sleep Apnea Treatment in Denver, CO

Please call TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado at (303) 691-0267 to schedule a new patient appointment. You may also fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will reach out to answer questions or schedule your evaluation. If you have a definitive diagnosis of sleep apnea, treatment may begin immediately; if you’re not yet diagnosed, there are at-home sleep studies that can be done in the comfort of your bed.