Sleep apnea, also known as OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) is a common sleep disorder in which a person stops breathing while sleeping. Loss of breath occurs for short periods of time but can happen several times throughout the night. When the muscles within your throat relax, your tongue can block the airway that delivers oxygen to all of your organs.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
Those suffering from sleep apnea often snore very loudly. Pauses in breathing wake your body briefly and can result in daytime tiredness, headaches, lack of concentration, depression, and agitation. Sleep apnea can be life threatening if ignored and untreated. Severe cases include stroke, heart attack, and death.
If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from Sleep Apnea, please call our office today. We will screen you in office and refer to an additional sleep study if necessary. Once the cause of issue is determined you will be fitted for an appliance for your condition.