Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is the temporary stoppage of breathing during sleep. Snoring is many times an indicator of obstructive sleep apnea. Many people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly, sometimes hundreds of times during the night, often for a minute or longer. The result is daytime sleepiness and fatigue.

Health risks associated with sleep apnea include:
    •    Diabetes
    •    Acid Reflux
    •    Headaches
    •    High blood pressure
    •    Heart Attack
    •    Stroke
    •    Sexual Dysfunction
    •    and many other health problems
        
Testing for Sleep Apnea:
Thompson Dental offers a new portable sleep study device that allows testing for sleep apnea in the comfort of your own home and bed. The test is simply wearing a device that monitors your breathing during sleep. Your information is analyzed at our office and proper treatment is recommended. Our portable sleep study device eliminates the need for an overnight stay at a sleep center.


Treatment options for Sleep Apnea include CPAP machines or a custom designed oral sleep device that opens the patient’s mouth slightly and gently positions the jaw forward opening the airway, reducing both snoring and sleep apnea.


The benefits of the sleep device over a CPAP machine:
    •    Less intrusive
    •    Patient can open and close their mouth
    •    Easily adjusted
    •    The opening allows for more air intake

Call our office today (888) 458-3252 to schedule your appointment for a sleep apnea consultation, the first step to returning to a good night's sleep.