Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment

If you have poor quality of sleep, it could be a serious condition called sleep apnea. Contact our Victoria, TX, dental office today to find out more information about sleep apnea and snoring treatment.

What You Should Know about
Sleep Apnea

There is one very important difference between sleep apnea and other less serious sleep disorders: people with sleep apnea actually quit breathing while they’re asleep. And it doesn’t just happen once. It’s common for sleep apnea sufferers to stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night. Often, they’re completely unaware that it’s happening.

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a person’s airway muscles relax and the soft palate and tongue collapse, blocking the person’s airway. This results in very loud snoring and periods of not breathing at all. People with sleep apnea typically wake up after an episode, and that means that their sleep is routinely disrupted.

It’s estimated that 20% of adults are living with sleep apnea, although few of them have actually been diagnosed. This condition increases the person’s risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, acid reflux, diabetes, and experiencing vehicle-related accidents.

Sleep Apnea

Non-Surgical Treatment of
Sleep Apnea

A CPAP machine is an effective, non-surgical treatment for sleep apnea patients. The CPAP pressurizes the airway, keeping it from collapsing during sleep. Other patients have found that wearing a mouth guard while sleeping works by keeping the tongue in a forward position inside the mouth, preventing it from blocking the airway. Dr. Rivera can help you decide which method would work best for you.The first step in improving your quality of sleep and reducing your risk of the more serious conditions as a result of sleep apnea is an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Rivera is pleased to offer a free sleep consultation for his patients. But first, click the link below and follow the instructions provided to assess the quality of your sleep:

Contact Our Office

To schedule your free sleep consultation with Dr. Rivera, contact our Victoria, TX, office today.