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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Corvallis, OR

Millions of Americans have diagnosed sleep apnea, and it is estimated that there are many millions of Americans that have undiagnosed sleep apnea as well. If you experience excessive fatigue and feel like you can never get enough sleep, seeking a sleep apnea diagnosis and an effective treatment option could be life-changing for you. Our practice creates custom oral appliances for sleep apnea that help our patients sleep better and feel better. Contact our office today!

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What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs during deep sleep when the muscles in the back of the throat relax too much and block the airway. When this happens, the patient must wake up just enough to continue breathing again, although patients don’t typically remember waking up throughout the night. These nightly episodes lead to a very poor quality of sleep, and the patient’s overall quality of life can suffer. The only way to know for sure if you have sleep apnea is by completing a sleep study to see if obstructive sleep apnea is causing your symptoms.

What are some common sleep apnea symptoms?

Feeling tired no matter how much sleep you get is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, and it may be the only one you notice. Other common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Grogginess, irritability, and mental fog
  • Loud snoring, followed by periods of silence
  • Waking up with a dry or sore throat
  • Daily or frequent headaches
  • Difficulty focusing and concentrating

How is sleep apnea treated?

Some patients decide to go with a CPAP machine to treat their sleep apnea, which involves placing a mask over the mouth and nose before going to sleep. Then, the machine ensures that the patient receives a constant supply of air throughout the night. Our office creates oral appliances for sleep apnea, which are small, easy to transport, and don’t require electricity or distilled water like CPAP machines. They are custom-made to fit each patient’s smile, and they hold the jaw in a comfortable position that keeps the patient’s airway open all night.

Want to learn more about our oral appliances for sleep apnea or schedule a consultation with us? Please contact our friendly front office team!

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