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Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea

Ever wake up feeling like you didn't really sleep? Maybe you're tired during the day or snore loudly at night. These could be signs of sleep apnea, a common but serious sleep disorder.

Sleep apnea happens when your breathing is interrupted during sleep. It can happen multiple times throughout the night, leading to poor sleep quality and other health issues.

One common type is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), where your airway gets blocked or collapses during sleep. This can be due to factors like excess weight, large tonsils, or the shape of your airway.


Symptoms can vary but may include loud snoring, waking up gasping or choking, daytime sleepiness, and headaches. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, it's important to see a doctor. They can diagnose it through a sleep study, where they monitor your breathing and other body functions while you sleep.


Treatment options include lifestyle changes, like losing weight or sleeping on your side. Dental appliances, like mouthguards, can also help. They're designed to keep your airway open by shifting your jaw forward while you sleep, reducing the risk of obstruction.

If you think you might have sleep apnea, don't ignore it. Call us today.

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