Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans and is a common, yet severe, medical condition. Many people don’t know they have a problem until they experience severe symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms are loud snoring, daytime fatigue and headaches. Dr. Augusto Fojas is specially trained in relieving symptoms of sleep apnea through oral appliances. Without proper sleep apnea treatment, your quality of sleep and overall health could be at risk. If you are showing signs of sleep apnea contact us to improve your symptoms!
Loud snoring is one of the most common signs of sleep apnea
Irritability and fluctuations in mood are signs of lack of quality sleep
Falling asleep at odd times of the day or needing more naps are signs of poor sleep
Being unable to fall and stay asleep for a full night is a sign you might have sleep apnea
Sleep apnea occurs when there is a blockage to the airways. It can develop at any age but certain people are at a higher risk of having a sleep disorder than others. Excess body weight is a major risk factor but you are also at risk if you have a large neck size, are between young adulthood and middle age, and if you are male. A family history and high blood pressure are some other common causes of sleep apnea.
The goal of sleep apnea treatment is to open up blocked air passages and restore healthy breathing so it’s easier to fall and stay asleep. Dr. Fojas can fit you with a dental appliance that keeps your air passages open all night. This can help you breathe easily and consistently so your body restores its natural rhythms.
If you think you might have sleep apnea or want to learn more about treatment options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Fojas. He can review your symptoms and determine if you would be a good candidate for a dental appliance.