Dental Sleep Medicine
Are you tired all day? Do you snore?
The main types of sleep apnea are:
Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax
Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing
Complex sleep apnea syndrome, also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, which occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea
Sleep apnea can result in many issues such as fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, low energy, mood swings, and behavioral problems. It can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeats, and a host of other complications.
Testing for sleep apnea requires a sleep study. However, instead of spending a night in a sleep lab, many patients are eligible to take our own sleep test in the comfort of their own home.
Certain therapies are available to open the airway in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. For many of those who are intolerant of a CPAP machine, our office can construct an oral appliance.
Contact us for a free screening.