If you snore loudly, wake up breathless in the middle of the night, or are inexplicably drowsy during the day, then you may be one of more than 12 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing during sleep – as often as 20-30 times per hour. Not only can this disrupt your sleep, it can be detrimental to your health, as well.
Sleep apnea is considered to be a serious medical problem. It can increase your risk of dangerous sleepiness (such as when driving), heart failure, and stroke. If can also cause complications with medications or surgeries. If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, contact Family Dental Choice and we can refer you to a specialist who may recommend an oral device that we can custom-create in our office.