Do you struggle with these sleep apnea symptoms?
Are you getting the sleep you need? Many people believe they are getting a good nights rest, but in reality you may be suffering from a sleeping disorder that may lead to a lowered quality of life. Do you ever:
• Wake up with a sore or dry throat
• Wake suddenly in the night
• Wake with a choking or gasping sensation
• Snore loudly
• Daytime Drowsiness
Sleep apnea is the partial or complete collapse of the airway during sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder that can have a severe effect on your health. Common risks include chronic sleepiness, stroke, heart attack, heartburn, morning headaches, depression and high blood pressure. It can occur several times during a night’s sleep without you knowing it!
A simple screening questionnaire can determine if you are at risk for sleep apnea. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea by a sleep physician, you may be a candidate for an oral appliance. Oral appliances are used to treat patients with mild to moderate OSA and can take the place of CPAP device.
Proper treatment for sleep apnea can prevent or reverse its serious effects. Our doctors are trained in dental sleep medicine.
If you have questions or want more information, call our office to set up a consultation.