Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the tissues around the throat and the breathing airway to collapse. Sleep apnea and other related sleep-breathing disorders can cause a lack of air while sleeping and disruption of sleep to gain an adequate breath. Lack of sleep, inadequate time in each sleep stage, and low oxygen levels during sleep cause a chain of symptoms and can put you at a much higher risk for conditions like heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and obesity.
There are few things more important to our health than getting adequate oxygen and adequate sleep. Some of the mental health effects related to sleep loss range from depression to memory loss to impaired cognition!
If you are experiencing sleep loss from your own sleep apnea or your partner’s, Dr. Frank can help answer questions about symptoms and guide you on the path toward diagnosis and treatment. Many patients who snore, gasp for air during sleep or want an alternative to their CPAP can be treated with an oral appliance or “mouthpiece” similar to a mouthguard. The mouthpiece works by shifting the lower jaw forward which prevents the tissues and tongue from collapsing the airway. It is small, lightweight, custom-made and much less cumbersome than a CPAP.
With the help of an oral appliance, you and your sleeping partner can rest peacefully and quietly again.
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