What is Sleep Apnea?
Untreated Sleep Apnea is Dangerous
Because sufferers usually fall asleep again almost immediately after an episode, many are unaware that they have sleep apnea at all. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 80 percent of sleep apnea cases are undiagnosed and therefore untreated. This results in not only poor sleep but oxygen deprivation that can lead to serious health complications including:
- Heart Attack
- Sudden Death
Even if you are unsure if your snoring and daytime fatigue are linked to sleep apnea, do not delay getting an accurate diagnosis.
The most distinguishing sign of sleep apnea is frequent causes in breathing during sleep. Other commonly reported symptoms are:
- Loud Snoring
- Gasping, choking, or snorting during sleep
- Inability to focus or concentrate
- Poor or foggy memory
- Lethargy and exhaustion
- Acid reflux (GERD)
- High blood pressure
- Headaches (especially in the morning)
- Waking with a dry mouth or a sore throat
We will discuss all of your symptoms with you when making a diagnosis and customizing your treatment plan.
Advantages of Treatment
If you have been suffering with sleep apnea for years, you may have forgotten just how good a full night’s sleep can make you feel.
Fall asleep and actually stay asleep for consecutive hours so your mind and body can enter deep sleep mode.
Wake up feeling refreshed and energized. Feel alert and focused during all of your daily activities. Be productive and engaged.
Stop keeping your loved ones up at night with your snoring and gasping. Regain clarity of mind for better conversation and patience.
Decrease and eliminate the health risks associated with prolonged sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Solutions
We offer a variety of sleep apnea treatments:
Oral Appliance Therapy
An oral appliance may be all you need to keep your airway clear and open while you sleep. An oral appliance is a mouthguard that prevents your jaw and tongue from obstructing your airway.
A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a mask that fits over your nose and mouth and applies mild pressure on your airway to keep it open while you sleep. The CPAP provides immediate results and relief when worn consistently.
If your sleep apnea is caused by a deviated septum or an excess of soft tissue in your throat, surgery can repair or remove the obstruction. However, we usually recommend you try other non-invasive treatments first.
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Complimentary Sleep Apnea Consultation
If you are concerned you might be suffering from sleep apnea, schedule a free thirty-minute consultation with us today. We will discuss your symptoms, risks, and questions.