Sleep Apnea Treatment is NO laughing matter.
Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition that causes their breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep.
If you or a bed partner suffer from nightly snoring during rest, you may be exhibiting the symptoms of sleep apnea. Apnea occurs when the muscles in the throat relax during sleep, collapsing the airway and cutting off oxygen to the brain. This lack of oxygen causes the brain to jolt the body awake from sleep so that breathing can continue as normal. For many patients with sleep apnea, this cycle of your airway collapsing, waking, and falling back to sleep can occur dozens of times each hour throughout the night. These frequent disruptions to your nightly sleep pattern prevent you from receiving the necessary amount of REM sleep your body needs to feel fully rested the next day. Because the sleep you did receive was inadequate, sleep apnea is likely to make you feel tired and sluggish.
When left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can cause:
- Daytime fatigue
- High blood pressure
- Increased risk of stroke and heart failure
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Chronic depression
If you suspect you or a bed partner suffer from sleep apnea, schedule your Free Sleep Apnea Consultation with McKinney sleep dentist Dr. Paul Lawrence today!
McKinney Smiles offers alternative sleep apnea treatment to CPAP (a bulky, uncomfortable mask that pushes air into the lungs) to give you the great night’s rest you deserve without having to wear any uncomfortable equipment at night. We offer the most innovative and advanced sleep apnea treatments available, including:
For your convenience, our sleep apnea tests are performed comfortably from your own home. No overnight stay at a sleep lab required.