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.
PAP is the most common treatment for Sleep Apnea. PAP is extremely beneficial to your future health without having to have surgery. Those who wear the mask on a regular basis will notice a large difference in their daytime performance. It works by having a flow of air create a pressure in the back of your throat and mouth to hold open the soft tissues that are falling back and closing your airway.
There are dental devices that fit in your mouth much like a mouth guard, but the device pulls your lower jaw forward not allowing tissue to block the airway. The device locks in place and slowly moves the jaw forward over a period of 4-8 weeks to allow 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 certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
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.
- Middlesex Health was the first hospital 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. And studies show that patients are seeing outstanding results.
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 for mild to moderate sleep apnea patients
Some individuals have Sleep Apnea only when they lay on their backs. This type of OSA can be treated with a simple wedge or belt that doesn't allow you to turn to your back.
Most issues regarding insomnia can be treated with CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia). Our CBT-I program is set up for five to six sessions. We will assist you in making small adjustments to your sleeping habits that will impact to your sleep over time.