Therapy for Sleep Disorders

There are a wide range of sleep disorders and each therapy is tailored to your needs. The most common sleep disorders are Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).


Sleep Hygiene

Taking steps to improve your sleeping environment and practices can promote healthier sleep. Examples include keeping a regular sleep schedule, having a bedtime routine, replacing a mattress or pillow, installing black-out blinds, or wearing earplugs.

Lifestyle Changes

Many sleep disorders have been linked to poor diet, too much caffeine, lack of physical activity, smoking and drug/alcohol use. One of the simplest sleep treatments, lifestyle changes can help improve sleep quality in a number of patients.

Non-Medication Sleep Therapy

Patients with sleep disorders benefit from various sleep therapies, such as: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBTi), hypnotherapy or light therapy.  MRG has partnerships with many Specialists that can facilitate these therapies.

CPAP Machine

The gold standard recommended treatment for OSA is positive airway pressure. The most common therapy is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).

A CPAP machine is the most commonly prescribed solution for treating sleep apnea disorders. It provides a steady flow of air as you sleep, keeping airways open.

Positive airway pressure (PAP) is delivered by a mask worn during sleep. Regardless of the cause of the OSA, PAP will prevent snoring and airway obstructions.

Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)

This works by moving the lower jaw  forward, which pulls the tongue away from the back of the throat. Oral appliances are also designed to prevent grinding of the teeth during sleep (a sleep-related movement disorder). An oral appliance is molded for a custom fit and is made by a sleep-trained dentist.

eXcite OSA

eXcite OSA is a clinically proven, daytime therapy for many patients with snoring and mild OSA.


Depending on the nature and severity of the disorder, pharmaceutical medication may be prescribed under a doctor’s supervision.

How MRG’s Sleep Therapy Experts Can Help

Based on our diagnosis and interpretation, MRG’s board-certified Sleep Specialists can collaborate with family physicians to devise a sleep treatment recommendation.

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