The staff at Roane Medical Center understands patients value personalized care. Our registered and licensed sleep specialists will determine the appropriate treatment plan based on your test results about your specific sleep disorder. Treatment options may include behavior modification, dental devices, a nasal mask or surgery depending on the severity of your sleep disorder.
Mild sleep disorders may be treated with behavior modifications including weight loss, development of better sleep habits, and avoiding alcohol, caffeine and sleep medications.
Other mild sleep disorders may only require a dental device that will keep the airway open by holding the tongue or jaw forward.
Mild to severe sleep apnea is usually treated with a nasal mask called CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). The CPAP forces positive air pressure through the nose and mouth during sleep.