Do you suffer from morning headaches? Do you snore loudly? You may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, which is a common sleep disorder estimated to affect millions of Americans. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes the patient to stop breathing during sleep, resulting in a decreased supply of oxygen in the body. Caused by airway obstructions during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea can be potentially life threatening. Common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:

  • Awaking with choking or gasping sensations
  • Morning headaches
  • Excessive daytime drowsiness
  • Trouble staying asleep at night
  • Sweating while sleeping
  • Loud and disruptive snoring patterns
  • Irritability or personality changes

Our Grants Pass, Oregon dentist provides sleep apnea treatment, which may include an oral device or other forms of treatment. Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a medical doctor or sleep physician. For more information on sleep apnea treatment, we invite you to contact us at Angellift Dental Center. Dr. Hales and his friendly dental team are eager to work with you!