Lake Jackson Sleep Apnea Treatment
Suffering from sleep apnea? Dr. Gotcher is experienced at treating this sleeping disorder for those who have tried CPAP therapy but are unable to continue using it. If the CPAP machine does not work for you, schedule an appointment at our Lake Jackson dental office and we can help you enjoy more peaceful, deep sleep—and avoid sleep apnea's related health risks. Get ready to change your life!
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes patients to have shallow or interrupted breathing while they sleep. This means that throughout the night, the brain is not getting enough oxygen, which can have many serious effects. People with this sleeping disorder often wake up many times throughout the night due to choking or gasping for air.
There are three main types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is where your airway is partially or fully blocked. Central sleep apnea is less common and occurs when the brain stops sending signals to your body to breathe. Mixed/complex sleep apnea is when someone has both of the previous types.
Call Dr. Gotcher to schedule a consultation and find an alternative to CPAP therapy!
The following symptoms are the most common signs of sleep apnea:
- Loud snoring
- Pauses in breathing
- Abruptly waking up due to choking/gasping
- Morning headaches
If you are experiencing any of the above, we recommend that you request a consultation with Dr. Gotcher so we can get your treatment started as soon as possible if need be!
Cure Sleep Apnea
It’s important to know that when not treated, sleep apnea can lead to more than just disturbed sleep. When your body does not get the rest it needs, it could make you groggy and unfocused while at work or school, and it could lead to serious health risks, such as high blood pressure, heart failure, depression, and diabetes.
We are here to help you cure sleep apnea! To regulate your breathing, we offer sleep apnea devices that reposition your jaw so your airway is unobstructed. We also use home sleep tests to verify that the appliance is working correctly and efficiently. If you are unsure about whether or not you have this sleeping disorder, we can provide another home sleep test to verify your diagnosis.
Call today to schedule your personalized sleep test!