Post Falls Sleep Apnea Treatment Facility
313 N. Spokane Street
Post Falls, ID 83854
Post Falls Family Dental
Dr. Erin Elliott
Erin E. Elliott, DDS obtained credentials from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Elliott graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Elliott is committed to attending continuing education classes and is active in the local and state dental organizations. She is an active member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Elliott maintains a special interest in the conservative approach to dentistry and sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Elliott is looking forward to helping you improve your overall health!
Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea and snoring treatments are not a one-size fits all solution. Every patient is unique, and we thoroughly evaluate every patient to determine which treatment option is best for you. At Sleep Better Northwest in the Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene area, we offer a range of possibilities to ensure that whatever your needs may be we can work together to meet them.
When it comes to sleep apnea and chronic snoring, the first step is to assess the factors that are currently preventing you from achieving a restful night’s sleep. Not every patient will need specialized treatment or an oral appliance, which is why we begin by evaluating patients to determine if adjustments to their sleep schedules and routines might address their sleep apnea.
Think of sleep hygiene as setting yourself up for a successful night’s sleep. Quality sleep hygiene includes various routines like avoiding alcohol and caffeine before bed, not exercising strenuously before sleep, not watching television in the bedroom, and other factors that can interfere with your sleep schedule and lead to sleep apnea.
Sleep Testing in Post Falls
If you believe that your sleep apnea cannot be addressed through adjustments to your sleep hygiene, then a sleep study conducted at home or in a Coeur d’Alene area sleep center may be your next step. Your primary care physician or a certified sleep physician can recommend the proper sleep test (either a home study or a Polysomnogram).
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the the American Academy of Sleep Medicine require that obstructive sleep apnea be ruled out before a patient is approved for an oral appliance. Your sleep study will determine what your next course of action will be.
Oral appliances sound like something you buy at the hardware store, and many of our patients are only familiar with the C-PAP machine, a rather intimidating device. If the idea of an oral appliance makes you uneasy, don’t worry. Advancements in technology have made oral appliances easier to use, convenient to travel and store, and noise-free.
At Sleep Better Northwest in Post Falls, Idaho, we offer many of the following oral appliances: Somnomed MAS, Somnomed MAS Edentulous, TAP-3, SUAD, and Narval CC. Each appliance is tailored specifically to the patient in order to ensure both comfort and proper use. All our appliances are FDA approved.
Visit Our Sleep Better Northwest Office in Post Falls, ID
If you or a loved one are suffering from snoring, drowsiness, or even if you already use a C-PAP machine, please contact our office in Post Falls to set up a consultation. Simply fill out the form below…