Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment Dentist Muskegon MiSleep apnea is a serious condition that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep. In some cases, you may stop breathing hundreds of times in one sleep cycle. If you think you may have sleep apnea, contact our office for a consultation.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea treatment.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Dr. Jones may order a sleep study to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea. If you receive an official diagnosis, he may recommend wearing a custom night guard to help bring the jaw forward while you sleep. This helps prevent the soft tissues from collapsing at the back of your throat so your airways stay clear.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea may be caused by genetics, poor posture, allergies, enlarged tonsils, and other issues. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea. This is caused by airways in the throat collapsing during sleep.

Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If you suspect you may have obstructive sleep apnea, call our office as soon as possible to request an appointment.

Signs you may have obstructive sleep apnea:

  • Extended pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Loud snoring
  • Restless sleep
  • Serious daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability or personality change
  • Poor memory or concentration
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Depression

Risks of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea may cause someone to stop breathing up to hundreds of times per night. Not only does this interrupt the patient’s sleep but it also places stress on the rest of the body.

If left untreated, sleep apnea increases your risk of:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Other serious health complications

Request an Appointment With Us

Our dentist in Muskegon, MI, will create a custom night guard for you to wear while you sleep. This will help reduce your symptoms so you can get a good night’s rest. To request an appointment, please call the dental office of Bruce Jones DDS at (231) 780-5158. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will get back to you soon.