Sleep Apnea in Waco, TX

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Don't Let Sleep Apnea Control Your Life

Although snoring may seem physically harmless, it can often be a red flag for a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway completely collapses during sleep, blocking airflow into the lungs. It can cause chronic sleepiness, stroke, heart attack, heartburn, morning headaches, depression and/or high blood pressure. Breathing issues in young children can also alter the development of their facial structure. When left untreated, sleep apnea may be potentially life threatening. Common signs of obstructive sleep apnea include:

  • Loud, frequent snoring
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Gasping or choking sounds or sensations during sleep
  • Frequent morning headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating or memory problems
  • Irritability or personality changes
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)

If you have noticed Sleep Apnea Symptoms in yourself or a loved one, we encourage you to contact Dr. Miller or Dr. Hinds about treatment in Waco, TX. Working with your physician, we offer several treatment options and reduce the associated health risks without the need for surgery, medications or more cumbersome therapy. One common treatment for OSA is a custom made mouth guard that is only worn while you sleep. The mouth guard helps to prevent airway collapse and other obstructions, often by holding your jaw in a specific position.

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Waco, TX

 

For more information and to set up your consultation with our dentists, we welcome you to call or visit us at Creekwood Dental Arts.