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Treatment for Sleep Apnea from East Wichita Dentist

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Wichita - Young Couple Sleeping Sleep apnea is a condition that is characterized by involuntary pauses in breath during sleep. Patients with sleep apnea can have hundreds of apnea periods each night. Each episode can last anywhere from 10 seconds to a minute, or even longer. Many patients are unaware of their sleep apnea because they are never fully awakened by the episodes.

The most common type of apnea is obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. OSA is caused by some sort of obstruction or blockage in the mouth.

Patients with sleep apnea may experience some of the following symptoms:
  • Loud snoring
  • Dry or sore throat upon waking up
  • Lack of energy during daytime hours
  • Sleepiness during daytime hours
  • Restless sleep
  • Chronic headaches
  • Forgetfulness
  • Depression
  • Mood swings

Sleep apnea can be treated in several different ways. There are behavioral and lifestyle changes that can help improve and manage the condition. Losing weight, eating a well-balanced diet, quitting smoking, and avoiding sedative medications are all ways to help improve sleep.

Another common way to treat sleep apnea is with a CPAP machine which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Treatment with CPAP can be very effective but the compliance rate is low and many patients report discomfort with the machine.

Another form of treatment that we offer at East Wichita Dentist is oral appliance therapy. Our team is experienced and skilled with oral appliance treatment. We can custom fit an appliance to your teeth that works keep your airway open and unobstructed. These devices are small, convenient, and comfortable, which make them an excellent choice for many patients suffering with sleep apnea.

If you feel like you may be suffering from sleep apnea, call the office today to schedule a consultation and find out more about oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea.
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