Return To Peaceful Nightly Sleep
Severe snoring may disrupt your sleep, but an associated sleep disorder called sleep apnea can affect your ability to function and enjoy life. If you suffer from daily fatigue and frequently snore, Dr. Chakka may offer sleep apnea therapy to help you achieve restful sleep.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by nightly disruptions to your breathing. The muscles that support your throat tissues should remain active while you sleep. If they relax partially, you may find yourself snoring as the tissues make contact. However, when the muscles relax completely, your tissue collapse and block the flow of air. You will wake gasping for air when your brain signals your body to wake and supply it with oxygen.
What Is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We can often address both snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Dr. Chakka will recommend you wear a comfortable plastic device that carefully repositions your jaw. This minor adjustment encourages airways that remain open while you sleep.
Why Is Sleep Apnea Treatment Significant?
Snoring and sleep apnea can rouse you or your partner from sleep. In many cases, you may not realize you wake during a sleep apnea event because it happens so quickly. However, you will still suffer the negative side effects, such as exhaustion, during the day. Preventive sleep apnea treatment may also help you avoid the following symptoms:
- Trouble concentrating
- Daily fatigue
- An exhausted significant other and relationship tension
- Waking with a headache
- Waking with a sore throat or dry mouth