Sleep Apnea Solutions in McKinney, TX

Return to Quality Night’s Sleep with Tailored Treatments

Discover a comprehensive suite of personalized sleep apnea solutions at SleepRight McKinney, meticulously crafted to address the nuances of sleep apnea and elevate the quality of your sleep. Dr. Paul Lawrence and our team understand the profound impact of sleep apnea on your well-being, and our range of specialized interventions can provide effective, lasting relief. 

Your path to restful sleep and improved overall health begins with exploring our dedicated solutions for treating obstructive sleep apnea. Call (972) 542-9129 to learn more. 

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. These interruptions stop breathing and can occur multiple times per hour, leading to fragmented sleep and inadequate oxygen levels in the body. The most common types are obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea, and mixed sleep apnea.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea can include:

  • Loud and Persistent Snoring: Snoring is a common occurrence during sleep, but in central sleep apnea, it's notably loud and chronic, often accompanied by gasping or choking sounds.
  • Pauses in Breathing: The hallmark of central sleep apnea is breathing interruptions during sleep, causing brief moments where breathing stops or becomes shallow.
  • Daytime Fatigue: Feeling persistently tired or experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness despite seemingly adequate sleep hours.
  • Morning Headaches: Waking up with frequent headaches, which may be attributed to the disrupted sleep patterns caused by sleep apnea.
  • Difficulty Concentrating and Memory Issues: Impaired cognitive functions such as difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, or decreased alertness during waking hours.
  • Dry Mouth or Sore Throat: Waking up with a dry mouth or throat due to mouth breathing or snoring throughout the night.

At-Home Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

The first step to successfully diagnose central diagnose sleep apnea is to get a clear diagnosis by undergoing a sleep study with a sleep specialist. For your convenience, we offer an at-home sleep test so you can complete the sleep apnea study in the privacy of your own home.

If Dr. Lawrence suspects that your condition requires an in-lab sleep study, he’ll recommend one during your consultation. An at-home sleep study allows you to complete the study in your natural sleep environment so you’ll feel at ease and the results to diagnose central sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea will reflect your normal sleeping habits.

Our Sleep Apnea Solutions

Vivos® System

The Vivos System offers a groundbreaking solution targeting the root cause of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Unlike traditional approaches to common treatment that focus on symptom management, this system gradually expands the palate over 12 to 24 months, effectively addressing sleep apnea at its core. Patients often experience significant improvements in sleep quality and breathing patterns within the initial weeks of treatment of sleep disorders like more severe sleep apnea or moderate sleep apnea.

Oral Appliance Therapy

For individuals experiencing mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our oral appliance therapy offers a comfortable and non-intrusive solution. By gently repositioning the lower jaw, and tongue during sleep, it prevents airway collapse, promoting uninterrupted breathing. This noiseless and convenient option ensures a restful night's sleep when used in conjunction with a CPAP machine for severe cases, allowing for greater comfort while treating sleep apnea and other sleep disorders that impact upper airway stimulation.

Laser Snore Therapy

Our innovative laser snore therapy effectively targets snoring and sleep apnea by tightening throat tissues and minimizing upper airway and obstructions. When combined with other treatment methods, this approach from a sleep specialist maximizes its efficacy, providing patients with comprehensive relief from sleep-related issues and stops form making sleep apnea worse.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does insurance cover the cost of sleep apnea treatment?

Insurance coverage for sleep apnea treatment varies based on your insurance provider and the specific treatment required to treat sleep apnea. Some insurance plans cover therapies, while others might have limitations or requirements for coverage. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

Are sleep apnea treatments permanent solutions?

Sleep apnea treatments aim to manage symptoms effectively rather than provide permanent solutions. Therapies like continuous positive airway pressure CPAP machines or oral appliances can significantly alleviate sleep apnea symptoms, but lifestyle changes and ongoing treatment may be necessary to maintain improvement.

Can I have sleep apnea and not notice?

Sleep apnea often goes unnoticed by the person experiencing it. The most prominent signs, such as snoring or breathing pauses, usually occur during sleep, leading many individuals to remain unaware of their condition. Partners or family members might notice irregularities in breathing patterns, prompting further investigation.

What is the best treatment for sleep apnea?

The best treatment for sleep apnea varies based on individual factors such as the severity of the condition, overall health, and personal preferences. Consulting with a sleep specialist or healthcare provider is crucial for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. 

Affordable Sleep Apnea Treatment Options with Dr. Lawrence

Don’t let poor sleep run your life. At our McKinney, TX, office, our sleep dentists can help you get the restful sleep you need to live a productive and enjoyable life. 

If you're tired of struggling through the day due to sleep issues, our tailored solutions promise a revitalizing night's rest. Schedule a consultation at our McKinney office by calling (972) 542-9129. We welcome patients from Frisco, Allen, and Plano.