Learn All About Sleep Apnea
Living with sleep apnea is not easy. That’s why Dr. Iregui believes individuals showing signs of the sleep disorder should seek professional treatment the moment symptoms begin to manifest. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can endanger your health and ability to get the rest your body needs. Learn all about sleep apnea, its causes, symptoms, and how we can treat it at SoundBridge Dental Sleep Therapy.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects a person’s ability to breathe throughout the night. This constant struggle to inhale and exhale comfortably is the result of a completely or partially obstructed airway. When the airway is blocked, airflow to the lungs is cut off, and as a result the brain jolts the person awake to restore proper airflow. Despite these constant arousals from sleep, most sleep apnea sufferers don’t remember waking up throughout the night. Therefore, this constant wake-sleep cycle affects a person’s ability to get sufficient rest and may result in restless nights and daytime fatigue.
Causes & Symptoms
Sleep apnea can be a difficult disorder to diagnose due to its subtle symptoms. In fact, sleep apnea can easily go unnoticed or undiagnosed for years, resulting in delayed treatment. This is due to a lack of awareness and symptoms than can be attributed to other health issues. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include heavy snoring and daytime fatigue, among others. We believe that educating patients about the causes and symptoms of sleep apnea is crucial for helping patients seek adequate and successful treatment. Find out the causes and symptoms of sleep apnea and what we can do to help you gain control of your life.
Sleep Apnea Treatments
Start the journey towards a better night’s sleep with treatment from Dr. Iregui. At SoundBridge Dental Sleep Therapy, our dentist offers a variety of oral appliances to help alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms. We’ll evaluate your diagnosis and tailor treatment according to your specific needs, ensuring the best results and a better night’s sleep. Similar to a mouthguard, an oral appliance is an easy, convenient, and non-invasive way to treat your sleep apnea. Find out how we can customize an oral appliance for you to use every night.
Visit Soundbridge Dental Sleep Therapy
Here at SoundBridge Dental Sleep Therapy, we are dedicated to educating our patients about the importance of sleep apnea awareness. Dr. Iregui believes that knowing the signs of sleep apnea can help identify the presence of an existing sleep disorder and allow you to get the treatment your body needs to remain healthy for years to come.
Our Gig Harbor dentist and staff are here to assist you and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the process. Our goal is to ensure exceptional care that will result in successful treatment you can be confident about. Visit our office to get started!