Do you wake up throughout the night gasping for air? Do you snore loudly?
Sleep apnea is a serious medical sleep disorder that commonly goes undiagnosed. Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the airway becomes obstructed during sleep. Most commonly soft tissues collapse, blocking the airway and preventing airflow from circulating. The body becomes deprived of oxygen and patients frequently suffer from a lack of sleep.
Snoring and mild Sleep Apnea can be improved or eliminated with portable & easy to use Dental Appliances.
Dr. Marvin Kaplan coordinates Sleep Apnea treatment and provides oral sleep appliance therapy to help you sleep and breathe better. In coordination with your medical doctor, Dr. Kaplan creates a custom oral sleep appliance that fits comfortably and works effectively to keep your airway open while you sleep. Oral sleep appliances have a higher compliance rate in comparison to a CPAP machine. The device is discreet and comfortable to wear.
Am I at risk for sleep apnea?
While anyone could develop sleep apnea, including children, patients with certain traits are at a higher risk for sleep apnea. Knowing your risk factors and getting screened for sleep apnea could help you live a more productive and healthy lifestyle.
Risk factors for Sleep Apnea:
- Family history
- Large neck circumference
- Family history
- Loud snoring
Even if you are not in the high-risk category, if you show any side effects or symptoms of sleep apnea, you should be tested. Symptoms of sleep apnea can affect your concentration, mood, and health.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea may include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
- Morning headaches
- Waking during the night
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Dry mouth
- Weight gain
Left untreated sleep apnea begins to take a toll on your oral and physical health. Patients with sleep apnea are more prone to developing a systemic disease that can ultimately be life threating.
Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of:
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
Request a Sleep Apnea Consultation
If you snore, experience frequent morning headaches, or feel chronically fatigue, contact our team at the office of Dr. Marvin Kaplan. Dr. Kaplan and our entire dental care team welcome new patients and families to our comfortable, state of the art cosmetic dentist office located in Cincinnati, OH. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaplan, call our office at (513) 342-2644 or request a comprehensive exam using our convenient online form.