Sleep apnea is a condition where you experience pauses in your breathing repeatedly throughout the night. Symptoms include heavy snoring, daytime tiredness, and mood swings. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the throat relax too much or when the tongue falls back and collapses the airway.
Sleep Apnea in Chesterfield
Sleep apnea is dangerous because it reduces the oxygen delivered to the brain and heart. There are a host of symptoms that may indicate you suffer from sleep apnea. Some of these symptoms may include:
- Daytime sleepiness.
- Morning headaches.
- Memory loss.
- Impaired concentration.
- Mood swings or depression.
Sleep apnea can be linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and excessive weight gain. If you want to stop snoring or find effective sleep apnea treatment, call our office today.
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Dr. Chesterfield can offer at-home sleep tests or accept previous sleep studies to help plan your sleep apnea treatment. Whether you already have or still require a diagnosis for sleep apnea, we can offer effective sleep apnea treatment to stop snoring and other problems.
Effective CPAP Alternatives
Although the CPAP machine is highly effective, patients do not always comply with the treatment, and as a result, they may not see the best results. If you are searching for a more comfortable alternative to the CPAP machine, ask our dentists about oral appliance therapy.
Studies show compliance rates of 77% to 95% for Oral Appliance Therapy. You’ll be more likely to wear our oral appliance because it is small, noninvasive, and comfortable. Our device can help you find relief from your sleep apnea symptoms and get your health back on track.
Suffering from snoring? Hate your CPAP Machine? Give us a call today.
Let us help you stop snoring and safeguard your long-term health. Our oral appliances can keep your airway open at night, so you can wake up feeling healthy and refreshed.
To make an appointment, contact Chesterfield Smile Design in Chesterfield, MO today. We also serve the Florissant area.