Sleep Apnea Houston
It doesn't seem normal to hear that your dentist could help you get a good night's sleep. is it abmormal – sure. is it true – yes! The most common challenge in preventing a healthy night sleep, is breathing cessation. For periods of time throughout the night (lasting from seconds to minutes), you stop breathing. This is caused by a collapsed, blocked or restricted airway.
This chronic sleep deprivation results in:
- daytime sleepiness
- slow reflexes
- poor concentration
- and an increased risk of accidents.
Sleep apnea can also lead to serious health problems over time, including:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- and weight gain.
But with treatment you can control the symptoms, get your sleep back on track, and start enjoying what it's like to be refreshed and alert every day.
Oral appliances are most effective for treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea, there are alternative treatment methods for patients with severe OSA who cannot or will not tolerate positive airway pressure therapy. Despite the structure of double-retainer-like appearance, oral appliances are said to be comfortable to use. For more complicated sleep apnea an oral appliance and CPAP are used in combination.
Dr. Ka-Ron Wade is trained to recognize and assess your conditions. She is completely devoted to understanding your symptoms and presenting you with alternatives – and proven results. SHe understands both the physical and emotional consequences of sleep apnea. She'll help you find relief or remove your problem all together.