Sleep Apnea is a disorder that consists of an abnormal amount of shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep. A common side effect is loud snoring, but choking or snorting can also result in diminished breathing as well. This disorder leaves it’s patient feeling tired during the day due to their lack of sleep during sleepless nights.
There are two different types of sleep apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnea(CSA). OSA is the most common form and happens when airflow is blocked, interrupting airflow. CSA happens when regular unconscious breathing simply stops due to neurological controls that fail to signal to inhale. It is possible to be affected by a combination of the two different types of sleep apnea.
If you are experiencing sleep apnea or believe you may have sleep apnea due to sleepless nights, loud snoring, or waking up to shortness of breath, please contact us today. There are a number of treatments available depending on each patient’s case and what type of sleep apnea they are suffering from. Treatments include special mouthguards to help you sleep better at night, lifestyle changes, breathing devices, or even surgery.
If you are suffering from sleep apnea, please contact us today so we can do a full screening and offer a plan for treatment.