What Is Sleep Apnea?

It is an involuntary interruption of breathing that happens while a person is asleep. Most people who suffer from sleep apnea are unaware of the cessation of breathing because it does not trigger the sleeper awake. There are three types of sleep apnea:

  1. Obstructive
  2. Central
  3. Mixed

Usually Obstructive is the most common found in patients. 

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

If you have the following symptoms, we encourage you to visit Dr. Perry at Rancho Dental: 

  • Snoring
  • Insomnia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive Sleepiness
  • Weight Gain
  • Stroke
  • Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeats or Heart Attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Worsening ADHD

Most people assume that a positive airway pressure device, that is worn during sleep, is the only way to treat sleep apnea. Those machines can be inconvenient and noisy. An easier alternative is an oral appliance therapy. This device is custom designed for you. It is worn while sleeping. 

We will begin by completing an at home sleep test. Call Rancho Dental today and make an appointment!