Sleep Apnea Therapy - Dallas, TX
Keeping You Sleeping Peacefully
A good night’s sleep should leave you feeling re-energized and ready for the day ahead – but what about when it doesn’t? You may find that no matter how early you went to bed the night before, you still experience feelings of fatigue and exhaustion throughout your morning. The culprit could be sleep apnea, a dangerous health condition that causes the airway to become blocked during sleep, resulting in countless interruptions in the delicate REM cycle. In addition to making you feel sleepy and irritable, sleep apnea also damages your overall health, causing higher blood pressure and a greater risk of stroke.
Do I have Sleep Apnea?
Besides constant fatigue, other common symptoms of sleep apnea include the following:
- Loud, chronic snoring
- Multiple trips to the bathroom throughout the night
- Choking, gasping, or moments of complete silence during sleep (check with a bed partner)
- Headaches and/or instances of sore throat in the morning
- Problems with memory and/or concentration
If any of these seem familiar to you, please contact your general physician or a sleep specialist in the DFW area to help diagnose your condition. Once your case has been confirmed, Dr. Barnett can extend a helping hand in the form of customized oral appliance therapy.
Enjoy Deep, Uninterrupted Sleep Again
The most common solution for treating sleep apnea is the CPAP machine This method forces air into the lungs with the help of bulky equipment, and while effective, it’s uncomfortable, noisy, and difficult to transport. An oral appliance (or “snoreguard”) from our staff can be a worthwhile alternative. This device is designed to reposition the jaw and/or tongue just enough to keep the airway safely unblocked. This means that patients are able to breathe easy throughout the night and finally able to achieve the rest they need to wake up feeling great.