Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Holmes Orthodontics Has A Solution
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Snoring and chronic sleepiness is a condition and indication that something could be seriously wrong with a person’s breathing during sleep. It’s indicative of an airway that is not completely open while sleeping. Snoring comes from air pressure within the body being forced through a narrow passageway. It’s a sign of a potentially dangerous sleep disorder called sleep apnea.
How Can Holmes Orthodontics Help?
Here at Holmes Orthodontics, we treat sleep apnea. Sleep apnea requires careful attention and treatment because it’s potentially a life-threatening condition. When an air passage collapses during sleep, it can cause complete or partial blockage of the airway, which interrupts sleep patterns. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include drowsiness during the day, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and depression. If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can result in high blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack, and possibly stroke. Other conditions that can arise from sleep apnea include eye problems like glaucoma, complications with medications and surgery, morning headaches, mood swings, memory problems, and nocturia (the need to urinate frequently at night).
Don’t be alarmed if you have found sleep apnea to be a problem for you. This condition affects millions of Americans. Here at Holmes Orthodontics, it’s our goal to be able to treat every patient that is troubled by this condition. Dr. Holmes focuses on non-invasive procedures that can treat the condition before suggesting surgery.
The first step in treating sleep apnea is to contact us at Charleston Office – (304) 343-3672 Hurricane Office – (304) 201-3672 Huntington Office – (304) 781-8600 or send us an email. We’ll schedule a consultation and find a solution for you.