Sleep Apnea

If you have sleep apnea, it’s probably difficult for you (or your sleeping partner) to get a good night’s sleep. Despite the severity of the disorder, most people remained undiagnosed for long periods. Fortunately, our team may be able to find the solution to help with your sleep apnea and get you the slumber you deserve.

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

People suffering from sleep apnea will have instances where their breathing stops and starts throughout the night. This primarily happens because something physically blocks the airway, such as the muscles in your throat or enlarged tonsils.

Only a physician can diagnose sleep apnea, but you and your sleeping partner may be able to look for some warning signs, including:

  • Snoring
  • Restless sleep
  • Waking up often at night
  • Daytime lethargy
  • Waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
A snoring man and his irritated wife in bed together

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

If you think you might have sleep apnea, make sure to contact your medical doctor for a diagnosis. This disorder can significantly impact your quality of sleep, which is important to remain healthy. Often, the pauses in your breathing can last several minutes and repeatedly occur each hour, pulling you in and out of deep sleep.

How Can We Treat Sleep Apnea?

Once your doctor diagnoses your sleep apnea, several possible treatment plans can be considered. Simple lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and better sleep hygiene, are excellent starting points. There’s also the option of using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine while you sleep.

Esthetic Family Dentistry also offers Oral Appliance Therapy to those with sleep apnea. When wearing your custom-designed oral appliance to sleep, it keeps your airway open to prevent pauses in your breathing.

Looking for a Solution to Your Sleep Apnea?

Esthetic Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping you get the restful sleep you’ve been missing because of sleep apnea. Contact our office if you have questions about which treatment is right for you!

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