Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you have been struggling to get a good night’s sleep or feeling fatigued during the day, you are not alone. Sleep apnea affects millions of people worldwide, impacting their quality of life and overall health. But fret not, because we are here to shed light on this condition and discuss how we can help you reclaim your restful nights.

What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where pauses in breathing or shallow breathing occur during sleep. This interruption in breathing can disrupt your sleep cycle, leading to fragmented and poor-quality sleep. It can also affect your cognitive function, leading to memory problems, difficulty concentrating and decreased productivity during the day.

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
It is essential to recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, as early detection can lead to timely intervention and improved outcomes. Common symptoms include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Gasping or choking sensations during sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Difficulty concentrating

Treatment Options
At Shores Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of personalized care when it comes to treating sleep apnea. Our dentists and team will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Treatment options may include:

  • Oral appliance therapy: Custom-fitted oral appliances can help keep your airway open during sleep, reducing snoring and improving breathing patterns.
  • Lifestyle modifications: Making lifestyle changes such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bedtime and sleeping on your side can help alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea.

Do not let sleep apnea rob you of restful nights and vibrant days. Contact us today at 970-226-2920 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sara Megna and Dr. Brooke Kittell and take the first step toward better sleep and improved overall health with sleep apnea treatment in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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