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Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Do you feel very tired during the day, even if you slept for a sufficient number of hours? Do you have a hard time staying asleep at night? If so, you may suffer from a condition known as sleep apnea. This is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by obstructions in the airway and may result in hundreds of interruptions to your breathing in a single night. Sleep apnea has been linked to a number of serious health problems, and it may even be life-threatening. You may suffer from sleep apnea if you notice the following symptoms and signs:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability and personality changes
  • Frequent loud snoring
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Choking or gasping sensations during sleep
  • Frequent morning headaches
  • Awakening with a very dry or a sore throat
  • Difficulty concentrating

If you have noticed these signs in yourself or a loved one, we recommend that you contact Dr. Shane S. Porter. Our dentist has been trained in treating obstructive sleep apnea. One possible treatment for mild to moderate OSA is a custom-made oral appliance. This oral appliance fits in your mouth and is only worn while you sleep; it works by preventing obstructions in your airway throughout the night, allowing you to breathe continuously. For more information about how we can treat sleep apnea in Eagle, Idaho, and set up your visit with our dentist, we welcome you to contact us today at Premier Dentistry of Eagle.