Treat Sleep Disorders In Jefferson City
So What If I Snore?
Sleep apnea prevents getting a good nights sleep because your body stops getting enough oxygen. This lack of oxygen can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack and make high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and high cholesterol present earlier in life and more difficult to treat. Other common problems connected with sleep apnea include acid reflux, morning headaches, depression, irritability, night frequency, and decreased sex drive.
Obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common threat to healthy sleep. It occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat relaxes to the extent that it either restricts or shuts off the airway.
Sleep partner observations can often times be very helpful in identifying sleep apnea. Those observations may include choking, snorting or gasping sounds as well as stopping breathing and labored breathing.
What To Do If You Suspect You May Have Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea has been called the most important public health problem of our time because it is so severely under diagnosed and can contribute to fatal conditions.
Above all, do not avoid getting a diagnosis because you are anxious about the process or sleep apnea treatment. Today there are many options for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders and more are being developed as you read this current information. Yes, CPAP machines and hospital sleep studies are some of the sleep apnea treatment options, but there are others.
Take charge. Do it now.
Does Jefferson City Dental Care Offer Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Dr. Michael Thompson, a long time Jefferson City Dentist and part of Jefferson City Dental Care since it was established is no longer practicing dentistry as he knew it for forty years and is now devoting his efforts only to screening and aiding in diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.
We Do Free Risk Assessments And Screening Right Here At JCDC
While most patients come from Jefferson City and nearby communities like Wardsville and Russellville MO, it is worth even much longer travel times to come visit with us and start your own sleep apnea treatment.
Will My Insurance Pay For Sleep Apnea Treatment?
To take control of your sleep and health back, call us today at Jefferson City Dental Care and get started!