Do you spend your days feeling tired without really knowing why you're so tired? Does your partner complain of your loud snoring? Do you wake up during the night and find yourself out of breath? If you happen to experience any of these symptoms, you may suffer from sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is not something to take lightly. It affects the way you breathe in your sleep, and can cause you to stop breathing altogether for seconds at a time. Sleep apnea can also cause further health issues, including heart problems, memory problems, weight gain, and headaches.
Signs you suffer from sleep apnea:
- Chronic snoring
- Choking, gasping for air while you're sleeping
- Long pauses in breathing during sleep
- You wake up during the night with a dry mouth or throat
- Waking up with a headache
- Daytime fatigue
- Numerous trips to the bathroom each night
Dr. Paschen treats Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the most common type, which is the result of the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapsing and closing the airway. This can cause people to stop breathing up to a hundred times an hour, and often last for a minute or more. With each event, the brain signals those with apnea to wake up in order to resume breathing, resulting in sleep that's fragmented and of poor quality. Most times, patients are not aware that they are waking up. Apnea also has a negative effect on the sleep quality of the bed partner.
With the use of an oral device that is custom-made to fit the patient's mouth, we can help fix your sleep apnea issues. The patient will wear the device during sleep and it will hold their jaw in a position that will reduce their airway from being blocked. These oral devices have shown to have a significant impact on reducing the patient's blood pressure and risk of stroke.
Working together with your physician, Dr. Paschen has been able to achieve wonderful results in helping his patients not only sleep better, but feel better all day long.
Call us today for a complimentary evaluation to see if you are a candidate for an Oral Appliance. Most medical insurance companies will cover treatment for Sleep apnea, and we will be happy to file your insurance claim for you.