Sleep Apnea

(Dr. Name or Practice) provides professional diagnostics and treatment of sleep apnea conditions within the (city) area. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing periodically stops while you sleep. The breathing pauses can be between 10 and 20 seconds long, occurring hundreds of times throughout the night. Consequently, sleep apnea restricts oxygen into the body and is disruptive to your sleep that may leave you feeling tired and sleep deprived. Sleep apnea is treatable but oftentimes goes unrecognized.

Types of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea: This is the most common form of sleep apnea where the soft tissue in the back of the throat relaxes at night, resulting in obstruction to the airway and causing loud snoring. There is generally no recollection of waking up even though the sleep is disturbed. Snoring may be an indication that you are experiencing sleep apnea, but not everyone that snores has sleep apnea.

Central sleep apnea: This type of sleep apnea occurs when the brain does not signal the muscles that regulate breathing. When breathing stops, you may wake up and be conscious of your breathing.

Complex sleep apnea: This type is a combination of symptoms from obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

These symptoms may be an indication that you need sleep apnea treatment from our dental practice:

  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Long pauses of breathing
  • Sleepiness during the daytime no matter how much “sleep” you got
  • Moody and irritable
  • Restless sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day
  • Frequently waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headaches

Sleep-ApneaAs a sleep apnea dentist, we strongly recommend you come in for an evaluation if any of these symptoms sound familiar. Sleep apnea can disrupt the quality of your life and in severe cases is potentially fatal. Our dental professionals are trained to perform sleep apnea treatments and we are equipped with all of the technology to treat this condition. Schedule your sleep apnea examination today.

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