If you are a chronic snorer who frequently wakes up more tired than before you went to sleep, it may be time for you to seek an evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea. The condition occurs when the lower jaw and/or tongue collapse during sleep, partially or completely blocking the proper, continuous flow of air. Sufferers of sleep apnea frequently have their sleep interrupted hundreds of times per night.
Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans -- and, because its symptoms are similar to those of other issues affecting sleep (like depression or anxiety), sleep apnea is often misdiagnosed. But the repercussions of obstructive sleep apnea are serious. In the worst cases, the condition causes premature death.
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with several risk factors, including:
Have you recently received a diagnosis for sleep apnea from your general doctor or a sleep clinic? Drs. Sprout, Fitzgerald, Keeler, Gordon, and Bergeron provide sleep apnea therapy at Evergreen Dental Group. The removable oral appliance is an excellent alternative for patients who have not found success with CPAP. The device is small, portable, comfortable, and easy to use night after night for relief from your sleep apnea symptoms.
We invite patients in Evergreen, Golden, Idaho Springs, Conifer, and Bailey to contact us to schedule a consultation today.