What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (otherwise known as snoring) is a disorder that occurs when breathing has been interrupted while sleeping. Through medical studies, we understand that sleep interruption can happen hundreds of times in a single night. As you can imagine, this can cause someone to feel very unrested even when they are getting a full night's sleep. Not to mention, all the health risks involved if sleep apnea is left untreated.
Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Below we have comprised a list of common symptoms. Have you said any of these things? If you have any of these symptoms, please call us right away to make an appointment.
Disclaimer- It is impossible for us to properly diagnose you based on your symptoms without a proper evaluation. Please contact us if you are experiencing any of these symptoms and we would be happy to schedule an appointment for you.
• I wake up with a sore/dry throat
• I snore very loudly
• I wake up choking or gasping for air
• I feel tired and lack energy during the day
• I wake up with headaches often
• I am restless while sleeping
• I am forgetful and experience mood changes
• I wake up often and find it hard to fall asleep
Negative Effects of Sleep Apnea Disorder:
Sleep apnea can cause many health risks. Below you will find a list of common health risks caused by sleep apnea
What are my options?
We offer a variety of appliances and snore guards to help with sleep interruption and loud snoring. All of these appliances support the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Please set up a consultation with Dr. Eichhorn to discuss which appliance woul be best for you. Our office phone number in Searcy, AR is (501)-268-5115.