Sleep apnea is a severe condition in which an individual repeatedly stops breathing in their sleep. Often, they will stop and start breathing in fits and starts, sometimes waking up in the middle of the night in fits of choking or coughing.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Increasingly common, obstructive sleep apnea is a type of sleep apnea that occurs when a patient’s throat muscles relax, blocking your respiratory airway over time. Eventually, your airway’s relaxation will lead to the stoppage of airflow.
Obstructive sleep apnea is often signaled by snoring, which can sometimes be the noise made when your throat muscles begin blocking the respiratory airway.
What are the Symptoms?
If not treated, sleep apnea can lead to:
- Nighttime sweating
- High blood pressure
If you are struggling to get through the day due to fatigue and restlessness, Dr. Konig is here for you. He will help provide you with the best care possible, allowing you to combat your sleep apnea with expert treatment.
How Can Obstructive Sleep Apnea be Treated?
Popular treatments for sleep apnea include:
- Silent Nite
These devices perform the task of reducing snoring and sleep apnea, but results vary depending on the individual.
Our website’s sleep apnea page goes into depth about what each of these devices can do for your needs. We would be happy to help you find the perfect solution. Our sleep apnea dental office provides various treatment options for you, designed to meet your specific needs.
We are here to ensure that you aren’t experiencing any other adverse symptoms, such as a dry mouth while using any of these devices. We will work with you to ensure that you are breathing well at night, all while staying comfortable.
The best way for us to learn about your specific needs is through a consultation. When you visit us, we will develop a treatment plan with you, with the intent of remedying your sleep apnea.
Dr. Konig Can Help
Dr. Konig is ready to address your specific needs relating to sleep apnea. If you are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, are experiencing disruptive snoring, or have migraines due to lack of sleep, Dr. Konig and his team would be happy to help you with your sleep apnea.
If you have any questions regarding Houston Sleep Apnea Dentistry, please feel free to contact our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, 713-668-2289.