Sleep Apnea in Manhattan, NY
A good night’s sleep helps keep us healthy, productive, and feeling our best. There are many occurrences that disrupt proper rest, but if the disruption is caused by sleep apnea, the repercussions can be serious or even life-threatening.
Dr. Jennifer Bassiur and Dr. Martin Bassiur are specialists with vast education and experience in the field of dental sleep medicine, dedicated to helping patients with sleep apnea in New York City and Northern New Jersey achieve restful, uninterrupted slumber.
Call to set up a consultation at one of our Manhattan offices today.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that disrupts a person’s breathing throughout the night. With obstructive sleep apnea, soft tissue collapses in the throat or other airway blockage results in shallow breathing or a stoppage in breathing altogether. While some experience only a short pause, others can have their breathing stop for minutes at a time, in multiple occurrences throughout the night. Eventually, sleep apnea causes chronic fatigue and an unsafe drop in oxygen levels.
Since those with this disorder are asleep when episodes occur, it often goes undiagnosed. Additionally, your dentist or doctor does not have an official blood test to detect sleep apnea. Typically, a family member or partner will be the first to recognize the signs, which is often loud and excessive snoring.
Beyond causing a persistent feeling of weariness, regularly falling short of the appropriate amount of sleep can result in cardiovascular complications, making this an important condition to correct.
Helping You Achieve Better Rest
Dr. Martin Bassiur has dedicated countless hours to education and training on the subject of sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy for the condition. He is currently the director of the Dental Sleep Apnea department at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, where he educates other dental professionals on effective techniques and treatment options for this condition.
Once a sleep study has been conducted and a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea has been confirmed, we will help you determine the best course of treatment. Our team will discuss with you whether a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine or one of the dozens of oral appliances available is most beneficial in keeping your airway clear during sleep.
Perhaps what gives Dr. Bassiur such great perspective when helping treat patients with this disorder is that he’s successfully used sleep appliances himself for over 17 years. In fact, he has personally used every sleep apnea appliance that he recommends. He and Dr. Jennifer Bassiur have made it their focus to help patients who are unable to tolerate CPAP treatment find alternatives that promote a restful and undisturbed night’s sleep.
Contact Our Manhattan Offices Today!
At the offices of Dr. Martin Bassiur and Dr. Jennifer Bassiur, we treat sleep apnea throughout New York City and North New Jersey, taking our patients’ comfort and safety into full consideration when helping them overcome this disorder. If you experience disrupted sleep and are looking for an alternative solution to using a CPAP machine, call us today to set up an appointment.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Many people in recent years have started turning to dental professionals for help addressing obstructive sleep apnea, a serious disorder affecting millions. With appropriate diagnosis and therapy using the right oral appliance, symptoms can be alleviated and patients can return to a restful and uninterrupted night’s sleep.
Dr. Martin Bassiur, Dr. Jennifer Bassiur and their dedicated staff utilize the highest standards of care in every treatment they offer, but it’s Dr. Bassiur’s own successful experience using sleep apnea appliances that patients truly appreciate. If you are looking for a non-invasive way to resolve sleep disorders such as disruptive snoring and sleep apnea in Manhattan, call us today to learn how we can help!
Determining the Right Appliance for You
Sleep apnea occurs when a person’s breathing is continually interrupted while they are asleep. Though these disruptions can affect anyone, the following factors have been linked with an increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea:
• Excess Weight
• Family History of Sleep Apnea
Men and women can equally experience obstructive sleep apnea.
There are a variety of oral appliances that are designed to improve obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. The oral appliance opens the airway to allow improved breathing. The ultimate goal of treatment is for patients to experience better sleep patterns.
Patients who are referred to our offices for treatment of sleep disorders are evaluated on an individual basis. We discuss in detail the patient's sleep apnea problems and how they may be remedied. Our focus is also on helping patients who have failed or cannot tolerate CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) treatment on a full-time basis.
Utilizing Personal Experience to Inform Treatment
At our offices, patients receive a unique experience because every appliance our practice recommends has been personally used by Dr. Bassiur. After determining your specific needs and goals for treatment, we help fit you for a sleep apnea appliance that will be most beneficial in relieving symptoms.
As the Director of Dental Sleep Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Bassiur uses his personal experience not only to help our patients but to educate interns and residents the effective techniques for treating sleep apnea.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Dr. Bassiur has nearly 20 years of experience helping patients find solutions to the symptoms caused by obstructive sleep apnea. If you live or work in Manhattan, the surrounding boroughs, or Northern New Jersey and are looking for expert assistance in choosing the right sleep apnea appliance, call today to schedule an appointment.