Do you have sleep apnea? You may and not know it, which is why you should depend on us here at Alexandria Center of Dentistry for expert diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. This disorder can cause symptoms that range from difficult and frustrating to those that threaten your long term health.
The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. Your breathing becomes shallow when you sleep due to your airway becoming blocked, either partially or entirely. In fact, it’s not unusual for breathing to stop altogether for several seconds. Worse still, these occurrences are many during the night, and can add up to the hundreds by the time you wake up. The initial result is that you feel tired despite having slept through the night. There are other indications, though, among which are waking up in the middle of the night with a sudden feeling of gasping, sexual dysfunction, dry mouth upon waking, and the one that is most associated with OSA, which is snoring. There is, of course, no way to know that you snore unless you have a bed partner to tell you. That is why before you get our Alexandria sleep apnea treatment, you may need to have a sleep study done so that you can be properly diagnosed. There are lifestyle changes that can have a positive effect, such as losing excess weight if you need to, giving up smoking, and avoiding alcohol as well as sleeping pills. After the determination has been made that you have OSA, our dentist will discuss the options among our Alexandria sleep apnea treatment possibilities, taking into account your needs and preferences.
To get started, please call our office right now. Let our Alexandria sleep apnea treatment relieve the effects of OSA on your well-being so that you can feel better.