Kimberly Hardin: Finding Alternatives to Treating Sleep Disorders

For patients who struggle with positive airway pressure machines there have been developments in recent years to help them treat their sleep apnea and other disorders.

For patients who struggle with positive airway pressure machines there have been developments in recent years to help them treat their sleep apnea and other disorders.

Whether it is implantable gadgets, oral devices, or some other method, Kimberly A. Hardin, from UC Davis Health System said there are many options that can be considered before exploring more drastic measures to help patients. What may look like an athletic mouth guard can help move the jaw forward in an effort to help patients keep their airway open. Hardin said there is no one size fits all fix for this condition, which makes communication between doctors and their patients that much more important.