We pride ourselves in investing into alternatives to traditional therapies. We provide you with traditional methods of treatment or help navigate the more innovative alternatives.
Most issues regarding insomnia can be treated with CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia). Our CBT-I program is set up to last for five to six sessions. Our specialists will assist you in making small adjustments to your sleeping habits, which will impact your sleep over time.
At Middlesex Health, we are proud to be the only facility in Connecticut offering a revolution in sleep medicine: TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS), a daVinci® SI Robot-Assisted Surgery, for the treatment of sleep apnea.
Some patients find relief with dental devices, which fit in the mouth much like a mouth guard. Over time, the device pulls your lower jaw forward, which prevents the tissue from blocking the airway. The device locks in place and slowly moves the jaw forward over a period of 4-8 weeks, which allows your muscles and ligaments to adapt to the device.
This treatment does not suit everyone and should be discussed with a sleep medicine physician or a dentist who has been certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Middlesex Health was the first in Connecticut to offer Inspire therapy, an innovative new treatment for sleep apnea patients who haven’t had success with the CPAP mask. A small implant monitors your breathing while you sleep and, based on your unique breathing patterns, gently stimulates the muscles needed to keep your airway open. The entire system is made up of three parts: a small generator, a breathing sensor lead and a stimulation lead—and it is all controlled by a handheld remote.
The primary benefit of Inspire therapy is that it can be implanted by Dr. D’Agostino in a simple outpatient procedure with no permanent modification to any part of your body. Studies show that patients are seeing outstanding results.
PAP is the most common treatment for Sleep Apnea. Through a mask, a device will deliver a flow of air to create pressure in the back of your throat and mouth. This holds open the soft tissues that are falling back and closing your airway.
PAP can be extremely beneficial to your future health and is a treatment option that does not require surgery. Those who wear the PAP mask on a regular basis will notice a large difference in their daytime performance.
Some individuals have sleep apnea only when they lay on their backs. This type of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be treated with a simple wedge or belt that keeps you from turning onto your back.
Provent® is an EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure) device that fits onto the end of your nose. The pressure caused by your own breath keeps your airway open.
This option is intended for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.