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Types of Sleep Apnea You May Experience

Do you have trouble sleeping and you are not sure why? Are you always hearing people tell you about how badly you snore and keep them up at night? Maybe it is time to look into sleep apnea treatments and make sure your health isn’t affecting your overall sleep. Rockwall Oral Surgery can give you options on surgery to help your jaw and mouth with surgery to open up your airways and you may be able to breathe easier at night. 

It is always best to set up a consultation with an oral surgeon and walk through the process of having oral surgery to clear up your sleep apnea. 

Why Can’t You Sleep? 

Sleep apnea is a common condition in which your breathing stops and restarts many times while you are sleeping. In this case, sleep apnea can prevent your body from getting enough oxygen. If you experience excessive snoring or gasping for air while you sleep, you may be experiencing sleep apnea. These can be signs of poor quality sleep and leave you sleepy during the day. Does this sound like something you suffer from? The two most common types of sleep apnea are: 

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your upper airway becomes blocked many times while you sleep, reducing or completely stopping airflow. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common. Things that can narrow your airway are large tonsils or changes in your hormone levels can increase your risk for obstructive sleep apnea. 

  • Central Sleep Apnea 

Central sleep apnea happens when your brain does not send the signals needed to breath. Health conditions that affect how your brain controls your airway and chest muscles can cause central sleep apnea. 

Rockwall Oral Surgery can help you through your sleep apnea and find a procedure that can make your nights more restful. We are here to ensure you are offered the best options to clear up your airways and find a solution for your sleep apnea. 

Diagnosing Your Sleep Apnea

You may be able to get involved in a sleep study. Breathing devices with continuous positive air pressure machines and lifestyle changes are common with sleep apnea treatments. If treatments do not work for you, surgery may be recommended to correct your sleep apnea problems. When you do not have your sleep apnea diagnosed you will continue to not get enough quality sleep, and you will be only hurting yourself and your overall health. This can lead to having trouble making decisions, remembering things and having control over your behavior. Sleep apnea can also be linked to other serious health problems. 

Get In Touch Today! 

Rockwall Oral Surgery has procedures you have been looking for to help with your sleep apnea treatments. Schedule a consultation with an oral surgeon to get to the bottom of what is going on and why sleep apnea is keeping you from getting a night’s rest. Contact us online or give us a call at (469) 264-8921.