When Catching ZZZs Stops Being Restful
Do you snore? Have you been diagnosed but are having trouble finding sleep apnea treatment in Galesburg that works for you? Do you feel tired all the time and even experience dangerous daytime sleepiness while driving or working – even after being in bed eight hours? It may be time to get in touch with your sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Cody Krech.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that may sound a lot like snoring but is much more detrimental to your health. The big difference is that, in sleep apnea, you not only make breathing noises like snoring and gasping, you also stop breathing altogether – sometimes for minutes at a time and hundreds of times a night! That’s serious and can lead to all kinds of health problems including:
- Acid reflux
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Weight gain
- Worsened fibromyalgia
…and much more.
That’s why patients all over Galesburg count on Dr. Krech for sleep apnea treatment that is comfortable, non-invasive, and that can even replace their CPAP units!
Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
One of the first noticed signs of sleep apnea is snoring – snoring that is usually accompanied by loud gasping and choking as your body struggles to start breathing again. Oddly, most people who suffer from sleep apnea never realize they are oxygen deprived and waking up over and over throughout the night to catch their breath. They just know they feel exhausted and cranky and they don’t know why. Here are a few more tell-tale signs you might be suffering from sleep apnea:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat
- Inability to sleep through the night
- Restlessness during the night
- Short term memory problems
- Concentration difficulties
- Intellectual deterioration
How Sleep Apnea Treatment in Galesburg Can Help
- Your bed partner mentions that you snore…
- You have any of the above symptoms…
- Or you have been prescribed a CPAP and have trouble using it…
…call The Dental Group of Galesburg and talk to us about our sleep apnea treatments.
We will always work with your primary care physician or a sleep doctor and can help you get an in-home sleep study to aid in diagnosis and determining your level of sleep apnea. Once you are diagnosed, you may decide whether a CPAP machine might be the best option.
If your sleep apnea is deemed to be mild to moderate, or you have a hard time tolerating a CPAP machine, we can fit you with a custom-made TAP appliance. TAP oral appliances are the ideal sleep apnea treatment in Galesburg, especially for CPAP-intolerant patients or patients who need a small and portable alternative when traveling. Many of our patients are even able to use their medical insurance to cover sleep apnea treatment in Galesburg from Dr. Cody Krech!