Freedom from Sleep Apnea in Florida Through MMA Surgery
by Dr. Scott Bolding | Aug. 09, 2021
Problem: Poor Sleep Leading to Poor Performance at Work
About 5 years ago, Tampa, Florida resident, Heath Key, noticed that he wasn’t feeling rested during the day. Even when he knew he was getting enough hours of sleep, he was always exhausted the next day. This tiredness was affecting his life, including his performance at work.
“I was making poor judgments throughout the day. I did not feel like I was getting the rest that’s necessary for a high stress job,” Heath said.
As an executive at Tyson Foods, Heath had important decisions to make every day. He needs to be on his A-game every single day. But that’s hard to do when you wake up tired day after day.
Heath talked to his doctor about what was going on. His doctor told him he had obstructive sleep apnea.
Heath Had Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder where your breathing is disrupted while you sleep. While you sleep the muscles in your throat relax, which is normal. But in the case of obstructive sleep apnea, the muscles block the airway, making it hard to breathe. When your airway collapses your body wakes up to open the airway. You’re only awake for a short amount of time, which means most people don’t know when it happens. This process repeats several times a night.
Interrupted sleep means poor quality sleep. You wake up tired, even if you slept for 8-9 hours. Most people don’t know they have sleep apnea until they talk to a doctor. They will however notice the effect sleep apnea has on their lives, which usually prompts a talk with their doctor.
That’s exactly what happened to Heath.
Heath’s doctor told him the best option for getting the sleep he needed was a CPAP machine. The CPAP is one of the most well-known treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea. It uses a mask that goes on your face while you sleep and helps keep your airway open. The goal of the CPAP is to reduce the number of respiratory events while you sleep. It does this by blowing air into your throat through a hose. Through the night, the pressure of the air increases, which keeps the airway open all night.
CPAP machines are effective for mild cases of sleep apnea. But it doesn’t always work for everyone. Many people have a hard time wearing the mask. In fact, most sleep apnea patients don’t continue to use the machine long term. And the truth is the CPAP is not a permanent solution for sleep apnea.
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Solution: The Search for Better Options
After receiving his diagnosis, Heath went in search of other treatment options. That’s when he found PRECiDENT Center for Facial and Dental Medicine in St. Petersburg, Florida.
And right away, he noticed a difference.
Dr. Bolding and his team of specialists took time to examine every aspect of Heath’s airway. They weren’t satisfied with managing Heath’s sleep apnea. Their goal was to uncover the cause of it so they could treat it more. They discovered an underdeveloped jaw was the root cause of his obstructive sleep apnea.
After discovering the root of Heath’s OSA, Dr. Bolding shared this information with him.
“They walked me through each point, part, and step of what had happened with my jaw development,” explained Heath
Choosing Surgery to Cure His Sleep Apnea
Dr. Bolding was able to provide Heath with another treatment option besides the CPAP machine. And soon after this initial consultation, Heath was ready to undergo surgery to cure his sleep apnea once and for all.
Dr. Bolding performed a surgical procedure called MMA surgery. During this surgery, Dr. Bolding moved Heath’s jaw forward, which helped open up his airway. MMA surgery is the only real cure for sleep apnea because it gets to the root of the problem. And it has a success rate of 90%.
Most patients who undergo MMA surgery never need their CPAP machine again, including Heath.
Result: Life After PRECiDENT
Heath’s surgery was a success. He noticed the difference right away. Even while he was still recovering, he found that breathing was easier and he slept better.
“Immediately after the surgery you’re breathing better. You’re breathing like you haven’t breathed in years. I slept in a hospital like I haven’t slept. And I’ve slept at home every single day since then,” Heath said.
Before choosing PRECiDENT Florida to help with his sleep apnea, Heath had a hard time focusing and staying awake during the day. It didn’t matter how much sleep he thought he was getting, he was always tired. Every day he would leave work exhausted and never felt like he could catch up.
Now, everything is different. He is more rested and alert during the day than ever before. Because he is getting the rest his body needs, he is able to make better decisions at work. Both Heath’s health and his performance at work have improved because of what Dr. Bolding and his team were able to do.
“It’s unbelievable what that has done for me both from a productivity and a general feeling of wellness.”
Are You Ready to Change Your Life: PRECiDENT Florida is Here to Help
Millions of Americans, like Heath from Florida, suffer from the effects of sleep apnea. They show up to work tired. They’re too exhausted to enjoy their lives. They don’t want to spend the rest of their lives hooked up to a CPAP machine.
Luckily, there is freedom.
Heath found that freedom from sleep apnea at PRECiDENT Center for Facial and Dental Medicine in St. Petersburg, Florida<
If you are a Florida resident who of fighting obstructive sleep apnea, it’s time to give PRECiDENT a call. Schedule a consultation today to get started.