Your Sleep Apnea Dentist In Sugar House
Is snoring or sleep apnea keeping you awake at night? Are you waking up feeling tired, under-rested and stressed? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. We understand the frustration of interrupted sleep, and we want to help! The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City offers sleep apnea and snoring correction services to help you stop snoring and get you back to feeling like you!
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which you momentarily stop breathing during sleep, as many as 20-30 times per hour. During these moments, your brain is notified to its lack of oxygen which temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. Many times patients are unaware of these short moments, and believe they received a full night’s sleep until they wake up tired.
There are several symptoms of sleep apnea, including:
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Waking up at night feeling short of breath
- Snoring loudly at night
- Inability to stop snoring at night
- Snorting or choking sounds at night
- Headaches in the morning
- Drowsiness throughout the day
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jared Theurer to discuss your sleep apnea condition and options.
How is Sleep Apnea Treated?
After you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, several non-invasive techniques can be tried to help control your sleep apnea and stop snoring. A nasal mask, or cPAP, can deliver oxygen to keep passages open while sleeping and certain oral devices may be used to position the mouth in a way to prevent blockage and keep air passages open.
In extreme cases, surgery may be the best option.
If you think you may have sleep apnea or just want to stop snoring at night, contact The Sugar House Dentist and start sleeping better. We see patients from all over Salt Lake City, including Millcreek UT!