Sleep Apnea

The following symptoms can indicate the presence of sleep apnea. If you notice one or more of these, contact our practice.

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Loud snoring at night
  • Waking up at night short of breath
  • Snorting or choking sounds during the night
  • Headaches upon waking in the morning
  • Falling asleep unintentionally during the day.
  • Extreme drowsiness throughout the day.

How is sleep apnea treated?

Treatment for sleep apnea depends on the severity of each individual case, and the type of apnea.  Basic treatment can be behavioral, most common treatment would be a c-pap. Beyond that, oral devices can be used to position the mouth in such a way that prevents throat blockage and helps open the airway.