Dental Sleep Medicine in Seattle, WA

Treatments for Sleep Apnea and Snoring in the Northwest

At the Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center in Seattle, WA, we treat patients from all walks of life. While it’s true that snoring is often an indication of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you may be a snorer and not compromised by OSA. It’s important that you learn whether you have any health risk—and how an oral airway dilator can enable you to eliminate the social stigma of snoring.

For patients who live in and around the Seattle area, snoring management is much easier, more cost and time effective, and certainly confidential at our Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center. Patients repeatedly tell us about how snoring compromises their social relationships and embarrasses them. Our patients relay their fears of falling asleep in buses, autos, airplanes, and when traveling with groups. Chronic, loud snoring has even ended very personal relationships.

Snoring management is increasingly being grouped with cosmetic dentistry, plastic/cosmetic surgery, clothing, and activities that enhance health and appearance. The dramatic and emotional stories we hear when people stop snoring are much the same as those told about significant weight loss and other major lifestyle-change successes!

Statistically, snorers are more likely to have OSA. However, the harmless level does not necessarily become the harmful level. Screening for a health risk associated with your snoring can range from a data based questionnaire to a take-home overnight monitor. They are both simple and economical with your time and money. At our office, we focus on treating OSA and snoring, giving you back your sleep—and your life.

New design oral airway dilators (OAD) are very user-friendly and can simultaneously solve both the snoring and airway problem for mild-moderate sleep apnea sufferers whose upper airway architecture, dentition, and health history are favorable for such a device. The OADs are now more adaptable for individual situations and the "temporary" category devices are more durable.

Obstructive sleep apnea has been directly connected to serious and sometimes fatal medical conditions that were once associated with other causes. Determining whether a snorer had some level of OSA has traditionally been a complex, time consuming and costly overnight procedure in a hospital-like facility. That protocol still remains the most comprehensive and provides further options for those that are concerned about other related problems.Today, 80% of those who can be helped can benefit from new simpler screening tools and more user-friendly solutions. This dramatically favors the snorer with minimal or no other problems. The complicating barriers to eliminate snoring and related undesirables are now gone. Screening for health risk and OAD use is simple, convenient, non-invasive, non-surgical, and very compatible with an active lifestyle.

In Seattle, WA, the Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center specifically treats snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. For patients in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Redmond and Alaska who need treatment for sleep apnea or chronic snoring, please contact us. If you’re a doctor who wishes to refer a patient, please use our referral form.

Dr. Katharine Christian

Katharine Christian

Sleep Apnea Seattle Directions