Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Sleep impacts the body’s ability to fight off illnesses and is essential to physical and emotional well-being. In addition to annoying symptoms of daytime sleepiness, irritability and work difficulties, Sleep Apnea can lead to serious health risks like cardiac problems, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, impotence and even death. Don’t let poor sleep interrupt the quality of your life.
You may have a sleep disorder if you answer yes to any of these following questions:
- Do you feel tired all the time?
- Do you awaken with a headache on a frequent basis?
- Have others complained that your snoring keeps them awake?
- Have you been told you gasp for air or stop breathing during sleep?
- Do you have trouble falling asleep?
- Do you experience involuntary movements that interrupt your sleep?
- Are you impatient, irritable, depressed or anxious?
The gold standard for treating Sleep Apnea has long been an oral appliance called a CPAP machine. Although very effective, some people are unable to tolerate the CPAP machine. In many cases, sleep apnea sufferers may benefit from a more comfortable jaw-aligning oral appliance. The purpose of the device is to reposition the tongue forward and out of the throat to allow for a clear airway. Delivering more oxygen to the body allows you to wake up feeling more rested and energetic. Call us today if you would like to hear more about how Dr. Chandra can help you with this treatment.