Sleep Apnea Therapy – Rocky Mount, NC

Get the Rest You Need and Deserve

A woman lying on a bed and holding a pillow after receiving her oral appliance to treat her sleep apnea in Rocky Mount

Do you wake every morning feeling more exhausted than when you went to sleep? Do you have frequent headaches or become easily irritated? Is your partner complaining about your chronic snoring that is keeping them awake at night? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is time to seek help from Dr. Barry Belton. He can work to provide sleep apnea therapy that meets your individual needs. With a variety of treatment options available, he will identify which one is right for you. Not only will you start to begin to experience more restful sleep, but you will notice a dramatic difference in your day-to-day, overall wellbeing. Contact us today to find out how you can start on your path to a better night’s rest.

Meet Your Sleep Apnea Expert, Dr. Belton

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Dr. Belton has been providing the residents of Rocky Mount with outstanding dental care for more than 30 years. Focusing on whole-mouth health, he believes in providing patients with solutions that can do more than address common dental concerns. As our sleep apnea expert and qualified dentist and member in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AAODSM), Dr. Belton is dedicated to helping you breathe easier and sleep better.

Dr. Belton has completed advanced training at the Pankey Institute focusing on Comprehensive Dental Sleep Medicine. He has also undergone training with Dr. Ken Berley, who is a recognized leader in dental sleep medicine. 

Knowing the Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

An older gentleman sitting on the side of his bed with his hands clasped and showing worry about his sleep apnea symptoms

When looking at the numbers of Americans living with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and who are overweight or obese, it is no surprise that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is becoming increasingly prevalent. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, an estimated 22 million individuals in the United States are living with some form of sleep apnea.

By taking a whole-body approach, Dr. Belton will work closely with your physician to formulate a personalized treatment plan that is designed to not only improve your sleep patterns and breathing capabilities but also help you lose weight, better manage your insulin levels, and even decrease your blood pressure. This patient-focused method of treatment ensures lasting results and a better quality of life.

Sleep Apnea Knows No Age: Who is at Risk?

A woman sitting up in bed and holding her temples because of a chronic headache caused by sleep apnea

You may be surprised to learn that sleep apnea and snoring can occur in both children and adults. While men are often more prone to it than women, the rising cases of childhood obesity are also causing more children to suffer from this common disorder. It is true that sleep apnea knows no age. Sleep apnea in women may cause chronic migraines or lack of energy throughout the day. In a child, it can result in loud snoring and even behavioral issues at home or at school.

Dr. Belton’s years of experience and training makes him an expert when it comes to treating sleep apnea in patients of all ages. Offering safe and effective solutions that produce life-changing results, he is committed to helping every individual get the rest they need.

Opting for Comfort with Oral Appliance Therapy

A middle-aged man preparing to go to bed but not before inserting his oral appliance to treat his sleep apnea

One of the most common methods of sleep apnea treatment is a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device. Proven effective at treating the most severe cases of snoring and sleep apnea, many patients prefer an alternative solution – one that is more compact and easier to use. By offering oral appliance therapy, Dr. Belton can change the way you breathe at night! Approved by the FDA, these custom-made oral devices are worn while you sleep and move your jaw or tongue slightly forward to prevent an obstruction in your airway. Easy to use, comfortable to wear, and small enough to easily transport, Dr. Belton will determine which oral appliance is right for you.