Sleep Apnea Treatment in Cypress, Tx

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a prevalent and potentially serious sleep disorder characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. These interruptions occur when the muscles in the throat relax excessively, leading to a temporary blockage of the airway. This blockage reduces the oxygen flow to the brain, prompting brief awakenings (often unnoticed by the individual) to reopen the airway. This cycle can happen many times throughout the night, preventing the individual from achieving deep, restorative sleep and leading to various daytime symptoms and long-term health consequences if left untreated.

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Symptoms and Consequences of Untreated Sleep Apnea

  • Nighttime Symptoms: Loud snoring, gasping for air or choking sounds, and frequent awakenings.
  • Daytime Symptoms: Excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, mood changes (such as irritability or depression), and morning headaches.
  • Long-Term Health Risks: Increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and mental health issues.

Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

One effective treatment for OSA is the use of an oral appliance, which is a custom-fitted device designed to maintain an open airway during sleep. These appliances work by slightly adjusting the position of the jaw and/or tongue to prevent airway obstruction.

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Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

  • Comfort: Many patients find oral appliances more comfortable to wear than CPAP masks.
  • Convenience: Oral appliances are small, portable, and easy to care for, making them ideal for travel.
  • Ease of Use: Unlike CPAP machines, oral appliances do not require electricity or make noise, offering a simpler solution for some patients.
CONSULTATION WITH DR. FALTINE

Consultation with Dr. Faltine

Dr. Faltine at MiraBella Smiles specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. During a consultation, Dr. Faltine will assess your symptoms and, if necessary, recommend an oral appliance as part of your

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