Get the Good Night’s Sleep You Deserve
If you find yourself waking up several times throughout the night or always feel tired and groggy during the day, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Many people with snoring problems and insomnia visit a sleep specialist only to find out that they have a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Working with a dentist who specializes in sleep apnea in Asheville, NC, in conjunction with other health professionals can help to restore healthy sleep patterns, so you get the good night’s sleep you deserve.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition that blocks the airways during sleep. In some cases, the blockage is a result of the back of the throat collapsing during sleep. Individuals who are overweight, over the age of 40 or have a nasal obstruction are at a higher risk of developing sleep apnea at some point in their lives.
Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea
You may have sleep apnea if you find yourself waking up frequently throughout the night short of breath or you experience extreme drowsiness throughout the day. If you are a loud snorer or have difficulty falling asleep, sleep apnea could be the reason why your sleep is compromised. Making snorting or choking sounds while sleeping, falling asleep unintentionally during the day and having headaches in the morning are also some warning signs of sleep-related problems.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Asheville, NC
Dr. Peter Pang is a specialist in the treatment of sleep apnea in Asheville, NC, and will customize a treatment plan that will help improve breathing while sleeping. In many cases, this is achieved by fitting you with an oral device that will keep the airways open and prevent throat blockages. There are many different oral appliances on the market it is important to be fitted with the device that works best for your particular condition. In some instance, Orthodontic treatment focused for Sleep Apnea treatment may be required.
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you may also be advised to change sleeping positions or lose weight.
Learn more about how Dr. Pang treats obstructive sleep apnea in Asheville, NC, by scheduling your appointment at our practice today!