Philips Respironics Recall Notice:
Philips Respironics issued a Recall Notification for some CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices and mechanical ventilators due to potential health risks related to foam used in the devices. To learn more, visit the Philips Website and review FDA’s Safety Communication and FAQs. For questions about the Philips recall, please contact Philips at 1-877-907-7508.
If you suspect that you or a loved one suffers from OSA, you should see your healthcare provider, or one of our board certified sleep specialists. As a patient of our center, you will speak to experts who will ask detailed questions about your sleep and daytime symptoms. You may be asked to spend a night or two in one of our sleep clinics to monitor your sleep. A sleep study will show if you have OSA and will help define the best treatment for you.
Positive airway pressure machines, used with a variety of masks, are the most widely used treatment for moderate and severe sleep apnea.
Oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea continue to increase in popularity as awareness grows amongst the public that oral appliance therapy can be an effective first line treatment for many sleep apnea sufferers.
Sleep Disorders Center of Georgia works with several board certified sleep dentists for treatment and management of OSA with an oral appliance.
Some people with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, are unable to use CPAP therapy, the most commonly prescribed OSA treatment, despite best efforts.
About 70 percent of people with OSA are overweight or obese. Their health care professionals usually encourage them to lose weight.
Surgery is often effective in treating snoring. It is less effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea.
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea Dr. Matin will discuss your options with you.
We proudly conduct our Sleep Studies at the Northside Hospital Sleep Disorder Center which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and has four convenient locations in Atlanta, Cherokee, Forsyth, and Roswell. For more information please visit northside.com/sleep.