If you find yourself drowsy during the day without explanation or experience loud snoring or breathlessness at night, you may be one of the 12 million Americans affected by sleep apnea. At William J. Collier, DDS, we prioritize your well-being by addressing sleep apnea, a condition where breathing stops periodically during sleep, disrupting the restorative sleep cycle.
Signs of Sleep Apnea:
● Insomnia or difficulty sleeping● Loud snoring● Waking up breathless● Snorting or choking sounds during the night● Morning headaches● Daytime sleepiness or unintentional napping
● More common in males, especially those over 40● Obesity, smoking, alcohol use, sedatives, tranquilizers● Family history● Heart disorders, neuromuscular disorders, strokes, brain tumors
Consequences of Untreated Sleep Apnea:
● High blood pressure● Increased risk of heart failure and stroke● Daytime fatigue impacting work, school, and safety
Behavioral changes: Weight loss, smoking cessation, sleep position adjustmentOral devices: Custom-created to prevent throat blockage
Surgery: In severe cases, surgical intervention may be recommended
What to Do If You Suspect Sleep Apnea:
Contact our practice, and we can refer you to a sleep apnea specialist. A "sleep study" may be recommended to diagnose the extent of the problem, leading to a tailored treatment plan. For certain cases, we can provide custom oral devices to enhance your sleep quality.
Prioritize your health by addressing sleep apnea. Contact our practice for a consultation and take a crucial step toward restful nights and overall well-being.