Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that plagues many Americans every year. When you suffer from sleep apnea, your airways are blocked by your tongue, and it becomes difficult to breathe. You can even stop breathing altogether for a few moments before resuming. Most patients who deal with this condition don’t even know it’s happening, but they feel the effects the next day. It results in crankiness, sleepiness, heart issues, poor memory, and more. A common sign of sleep apnea is frequent snoring.

Our team is passionate about helping our patients who deal with this condition and helping them live a higher quality of life. The most common treatment for this condition is the use of a CPAP machine, which is a device that helps with airway pressure. For those who prefer not to wear the mask of a CPAP machine while sleeping, there is a mouthguard that can be customized to fit your mouth comfortably so that your tongue doesn’t block your airways and you can sleep easily and safely.