If you’re looking for an effective, comfortable Lake Oswego snoring solution, Dr. Dose and the team might be able to help steer you in the right direction towards better sleep. But first, let’s talk about what sleep apnea is and why it’s a common health issue for so many people at any age. Sleep apnea occurs when your regular breathing is interrupted, even stopped, while you’re trying to sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of the disease. It usually occurs when the soft tissue in your throat collapses during rest. Men are more likely to develop this disorder.
What are Common Sleep Apnea Symptoms?
Adults over the age of 40 who are overweight, have large tonsils, a large tongue, or a small jaw are at risk for sleep apnea. A family history of sleep apnea and also a deviated septum, allergies, or other sinus conditions can also contribute to sleep apnea. Here are some common sleep apnea signs and symptoms to look out for in your family:
- Loud, continuous snoring
- Excessive fatigue or daytime sleepiness
- Stopping breathing during sleep
- High blood pressure
- Nighttime sweating
- Headaches or migraines
- Abrupt awakening with gasping or choking for air
- Difficulty concentrating
- Depression or irritability
Is anything sound familiar? Let’s talk!
Dr. Dose works with sleep apnea patients on a case-by-case basis. Some patients have had success using intra-oral appliances that are worn to bed to help keep their airway open. Talk to us about how we can help you by billing through your insurance for your custom oral device.