Sleep apnea affects many Americans by robbing them of a good night of sleep. If you always feel tired and exhausted, even after a full night of sleep, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the air passages are blocked during sleep. Oftentimes this is caused by the position of the tongue or jaw. You may wake up gasping for breath or wake up with a dry mouth. Sleep deprivation can keep you from being productive and eventually lead to serious health problems.
Symptoms of sleep apnea can include:
- Loud snoring
- Waking gasping for air
- Dry mouth
- Morning headaches
- Trouble staying asleep at night
- Drowsiness throughout the day
- Trouble focusing
- Drowsiness while driving
Imagine what you could do after a good night of sleep! For sleep apnea treatment, our office offers an oral sleep appliance that repositions your tongue and jaw while you sleep, allowing you to breathe properly and get a full night of rest. An oral appliance can also be a replacement option for your CPAP machine.
If you or someone you know is suffering from symptoms of sleep apnea, our team can help! If you are interested in learning more about sleep apnea and live in the Arlington, TX area, call our office today to set up a consultation!