Is snoring or sleep apnea keeping you awake at night? Are you waking up feeling tired, under-rested, and stressed? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
We understand the frustration of interrupted sleep, and we want to help! The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City offers sleep apnea and snoring correction services to help you stop snoring, start feeling better, and get you back to feeling like you!
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which you momentarily stop breathing during sleep, as many as 20–30 times per hour. During these moments, your brain is notified to its lack of oxygen; this temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. Many times patients are unaware of these short moments, and they wonder why they wake up tired when they believe they received a full night’s sleep.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Patients with sleep apnea are often unaware of this problem unless a partner or close family member notices the interrupted breathing while they are asleep.
If you are worried about your own quality of sleep, there are several symptoms of sleep apnea, including:
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping.
- Waking up at night feeling short of breath.
- Snoring loudly at night.
- Inability to stop snoring at night.
- Snorting or choking sounds at night.
- Headaches in the morning.
- Drowsiness throughout the day.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with our doctors to discuss your sleep apnea condition and options.
How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
After you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can try several non-invasive techniques to help you control your sleep apnea and stop snoring. A nasal mask, or CPAP, can deliver oxygen to keep passages open while sleeping. Or for a CPAP alternative, certain oral devices may be used to position the mouth in a way to prevent blockage and keep air passages open. In extreme cases, surgery may be the best option, but we’ll only tell you that if nothing else will work.
When you come to The Sugar House Dentist for a sleep apnea consultation, we’ll have your best interests in mind. We’ll find a sleep apnea or snoring treatment solution that works best for you and your lifestyle.
Visit Your Sleep Apnea Dentist in Sugar House
If you think you may have sleep apnea or you just want to stop snoring at night, contact The Sugar House Dentist to start sleeping better. We see patients from all over Salt Lake City, including Murray, UT!