Treating Sleep Apnea–Without a CPAP

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If you have diagnosed with sleep apnea, you have likely heard of CPAP therapy. CPAP—continuous positive airway pressure—therapy is considered one of the most effective ways of treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For some people, however, it may not be the right option.

Many people find it difficult to adjust to using a mask at night, even if they have tried a variety of different options. Those who travel frequently might find it inconvenient to have to bring along their CPAP machine everywhere they go. CPAP has improved since it introduced in the 1980s, but some sleep apnea sufferers prefer to investigate other options for treatment.

Because there are risks involved with leaving sleep apnea untreated—such as heart problems, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure—it is essential to find other options, even if the best treatment available is not right for you.

Call Dr. Sam Carroll if you’d like a free consultation at your Yuma dentist to talk about other options for treating sleep apnea—without CPAP therapy.

Lifestyle Changes to Treat Sleep Apnea

Although not a quick fix, lifestyle changes can lessen the severity of OSA over a period:

  • Losing weight: If you are an overweight sufferer of OSA, even losing 10 pounds can make a big difference. Everyone has fat across their neck area, but the heavier you are, the more the fat pads below your chin can obstruct your airways while you sleep.
  • Exercising: Improving the tone of your muscles can also help lead to less severe sleep apnea.
  • Sleep position therapy: For those with milder OSA, learning to sleep on their side rather than their back can help keep the upper airway from collapsing while you sleep. An old tennis ball sewn on the back of a shirt can help with this, although there is also new sensor technology available.
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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Yuma, AZ

Call your Yuma dentist Dr. Sam Carroll for a free consultation about your sleep apnea. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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