Sleep Apnea/Snoring

A lot of people don’t realize that some common symptoms can be indicative of a potentially dangerous condition. It is important for patients who may have sleep apnea to get diagnosed and receive proper treatment, in order to avoid possible complications.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

The most common symptoms of Sleep Apnea are:

  • Constant snoring during sleep
  • Breathing problems and interrupted breathing
  • Restless sleep (and insomnia)

All three are frequent signs of a patient having sleep apnea. At first, many patients fail to pay attention to these symptoms. The problem is that the symptoms are the result of some muscles of the breathing system not working as they should.

In minor cases, this breathing interruption manifests in restless sleep and waking up with feelings of choking and suffocation. It’s easy to view these symptoms as a nuisance to yourself and others, but it’s important to remember that a brief interruption in lung function can turn into not breathing for minutes. If you have any of the above symptoms, or any of the following (auxiliary ones), schedule a meeting with us today:

  • Coughing during sleep
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Sneezing during sleep

Treating Sleep Apnea

Fortunately, sleep apnea is very manageable and can be treated by correcting the functions of your soft tissues. Even though doctors usually advise using night-guards, a person suffering from sleep apnea should see a doctor first to make sure that he or she is diagnosed correctly.

At our clinic, patients who suffer from severe apnea may also be advised to go through a sleep study, which allows doctors to closely monitor patients’ vital signs and actions while they sleep. With the help of our doctors and various treatments including night guards, patients can go back to breathing normally and enjoying restful sleep.

To get more information about H-Town Smiles' methods of managing sleep apnea, call us at (713) 682-7233. Our staff will be happy to give you a free quote and/or a consultation.

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