Sleep Apnea Treatment in Jonesboro, AR
Are you struggling to get a good night’s rest? Do you find yourself waking up gasping for air? You may have sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that affects your breathing throughout the night. At Troy Bartels, DDS, we offer treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Our goal is to help patients sleep better and breathe better. Please contact us to learn more!
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder where breathing repeatedly starts and stops during sleep. There are two common types of sleep apnea: central and obstructive. Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain isn’t sending the proper signals to the lungs during the sleep cycle. Obstructive sleep apnea happens when the soft tissues in the back of the throat relax and collapse during sleep, blocking the airway.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
Wondering if you have sleep apnea? It can be difficult to spot signs since most happen when you’re asleep, but we advise having a friend or family member be on the lookout for those and there are a few that you can watch for while you’re awake.
- Chronic Snoring
- Dry Mouth
- Lack of Energy During the Day
- Mood Changes
- Sore Throat
- Waking Up Gasping for Air
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, we advise seeing a specialist to see if you have sleep apnea. If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, we can fit you with an oral appliance to help you get the sleep you deserve!
Oral Appliance Therapy
We create custom-fitted oral appliances to help our patients combat obstructive sleep apnea. Our oral appliances reposition the jaw to keep the soft tissues from obstructing the airway. Oral appliance therapy is a great alternative for patients looking for an alternative to the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. If you have sleep apnea and think you may be a great candidate for oral appliance therapy, please contact our office to schedule your consultation!