Sleep Disorder Treatment in the News
Feel Tired All The Time? If you get a full night’s sleep and still feel tired, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
More serious than just snoring, sleep apnea is a medical condition and sleep disorder that occurs when your airway becomes obstructed or constricted while you sleep.
Because your body isn’t getting enough oxygen, you may wake up with fatigue, sleepiness, and poor concentration during the day. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to depression, weight gain, headaches, high blood pressure, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, stroke, or even heart attack.
Sadly, although sleep apnea affects more than 10 million Americans, most people with sleep apnea don’t know they have it. Usually a bedmate is the first to notice the signs of the condition, such as loud snoring or sudden gasping outbursts of air that repeat multiple nights a week.
To restore oxygen flow, sleep disorder specialists will often prescribe a CPAP machine: a mask worn at night to create airflow into the nose and mouth of the user.
Do you have sleep apnea but hate your CPAP?
Unfortunately, CPAP machines can feel like a cure that’s worse than the condition.
They can be cumbersome to set up and use, inconvenient to travel with, and annoying to your bedmate. And the bulky mask itself, with its long tube and constant blowing air, can prevent you from moving in bed and sleeping well anyway.
But you still need some way to get air while you sleep, right? The good news is, after you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis from a physician, Dr. Allen can help.
Introducing Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment from Dallas Dental Arts
If you (or your partner) suspect you have a sleep disorder, or you’ve already been diagnosed with sleep apnea by a doctor and are frustrated with the discomfort and disruption of the CPAP appliance, please don’t hesitate to call Dallas Dental Arts for a free sleep consultation. Dr. Allen has specialized training in the management of sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea.
We have invested in a sleep monitoring system that allows you to have an FDA-approved sleep study performed in the comfort of your own bed. With the information provided in this study and in collaboration with a physician, we can provide comfortable, custom-fitting dental devices that are effective alternatives to CPAP so you — and your partner — can get back to sleeping peacefully again.