Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder that affects 1 in 5 people. People with OSA stop breathing while they are asleep because the airway becomes blocked, sometimes hundreds of times a night. If you suffer from high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, heart trouble, or are overweight, treating your OSA can improve all of these conditions, in addition to making you feel better!
Signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea:
- Do you snore?
- Do you stop breathing during your sleep?
- Do you feel tired when you wake up?
- Do you wake up with headaches?
- Do you feel sleepy during the day?
- Do you have memory lapses?
- Do you experienced diminished sex drive?
- Have you had high blood pressure, heart failure, or a stroke?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is vital that you tell your doctor and ask if your symptoms may be related to Sleep Apnea.
Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Dr. Schaack is a general and sleep medicine dentist who has extensive knowledge and experience in treating Sleep Apnea and can help guide you through the process of figuring out which mode of treatment will be best for you.
Sleep Apnea has been commonly treated with a Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) machine, which delivers a stream of air pressure via a hose to a mask that is strapped around your face. PAP devices work effectively, however many of the people prescribed this machine have difficulty tolerating it or don’t use it at all.
The good news is that most people with Sleep Apnea can be effectively treated with comfortable, non-invasive oral appliances that keep your airway open and allow you to get the proper refreshing sleep that your body critically needs. Dr. Schaack has been providing patients all over Texas with these custom-fitted oral appliances which are silent, discreet, and do not involve a mask, tubing, or air pressure.
We hope we get the opportunity to work alongside you to overcome the effects of sleep apnea. If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, call Canyon Lake Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today.