Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You might need sleep apnea treatment if you snore loudly and feel tired even after a whole night’s sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the throat’s soft tissues become relaxed and block the airway. Pauses in breathing occur during sleep. This can cause poor sleep quality, fatigue, and other health complications.
You might also feel quick-tempered, moody, or depressed. Having obstructive sleep apnea increases your risk of high blood pressure. Obstructive sleep apnea might also increase your risk of recurrent heart attack, stroke, and abnormal heartbeats, such as atrial fibrillation. If you have heart disease, multiple episodes of low blood oxygen (hypoxia or hypoxemia) can lead to sudden death from an irregular heartbeat.
Dr. Kohler can design a custom mouthpiece that allows the jaw to move forward gently, allowing the airway an unobstructed path for air. Sleep Apnea treatment leads to better, more energy, and improved quality of life.
Take a family member or friend along, if possible, to help you remember the information you receive. Because your bed partner might be more aware of your symptoms than you are, it may help to have him or her along. Call our office today to start your Sleep Apnea Treatment.