Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea and one that can be treated by Dr. Beth C. Dunsmoor. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the airways in the mouth and throat collapsing during sleep and blocking the flow of air. Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are loud snoring, restless sleep, headaches, depression, pauses in breaths or shallow breaths while sleeping, and daytime sleepiness. Untreated sleep apnea can cause a number of very serious health issues and should be diagnosed and treated once symptoms are apparent.
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that needs intervention to correct. Diet and lifestyle changes can be helpful and the use of a custom-designed device to hold the airway open while sleeping if very effective. Dr. Beth C. Dunsmoor can evaluate your condition and provide treatment options to ensure an uninterrupted night’s sleep. Call our office if you believe you suffer from sleep apnea.