If you or your partner snore it can be a sign of sleep apnea. One of the most common types of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, which closes the airway during sleep. When you fall asleep, the tissues in your airways relax and can become smaller, and can obstruct the airway. In severe cases, sleep apnea can cause heart problems including strokes and heart attacks. Patients often wake up at night to breathe because they are being deprived of proper oxygen flow.
Sleep Apnea Risk Factors
Risk factors for sleep apnea include:
- Sinus issues
- Deviated septum
- A family history of obstructive sleep apnea
- Large neck circumference
Contact our office if you have any of these risk factors. You can learn more about the common symptoms of sleep apnea below:
Signs of Sleep Apnea
There are several common symptoms of sleep apnea to look out for, including:
- Chronic fatigue
- Dry mouth
- Chronic migraines
- Difficulty concentrating
- High blood pressure
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call Payette Dental today at (208) 243-9807. It is important to catch sleep apnea early before more problems persist and increase in severity. Dr. Brock Hyder and his team will help you find a treatment that stops OSA at the source.
Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Oral appliance therapy is a treatment option that is custom-fit to each patient for their comfort. Oral appliances act like mouth guards and are worn during sleep. They open up the airways to allow oxygen to get to vital organs and can eliminate the vibrations that cause snoring for a more restful night of sleep.
This treatment method can prevent sleep apnea from worsening. In the most severe cases, sleep apnea can cause heart problems and stop breathing. It is important to receive treatment with our professional team if only as a preventative measure. Our team will be happy to find a solution that works for your specific needs.
Request an Appointment
Stop sleep apnea from ruining your sleep. Call Payette Dental today at (208) 243-9807. You can also schedule an appointment with our professional dental team online here.