Don’t Let Your Nights Ruin Your Days!
Lots of people snore…but if your snoring includes gasping, choking, and the cessation of breath, you might be dealing with something much more grim than snoring – you may be struggling with sleep apnea!
You Don’t Have to Live with Sleep Apnea!
According to the the World Sleep Day’s website, “Officially, about 4 percent of men and 2 percent of women in the United States have sleep apnea, but research shows that many more people are living with it. One estimate put numbers at 24 percent in men and 9 percent in women; another said nearly 14 percent of adults have the disorder.”
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
The real problem is that sleep apnea is dangerous! Worse than the noise is the fact that breathing stops – over and over throughout the night – sometimes hundreds of times a night. The lack of oxygen causes the brain to initiate a muscle spasm to reopen the airway, which then wakes you up. With sleep apnea, you get the awful combination of oxygen deprivation and sleep deprivation.
Let Dr. Carl Fitzsimmons Help
We can help! If you feel that you might have, or if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, please talk to us. We can work with a sleep center or your primary physician to help you get the treatment you need. If you can’t tolerate a CPAP machine, the most common device for treatment of sleep apnea, our oral sleep apnea appliances might be just the thing you have been looking for. Talk to us today!