Sleep Apnea Therapy – Midland, TX
Take Back Your Good Night’s Sleep
While sleeping habits may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to dentistry, sleep dentistry with Dr. Philipps is one of the most effective ways to treat conditions like obstructive sleep apnea. Without treatment, your ability to get proper sleep is extremely hindered, leaving you at risk of overall health complications, lost productivity, and a lower quality of life. With sleep apnea therapy in Midland, TX, we can confirm the presence of sleep apnea and put you on the right path towards treatment. Give our dental office a call today to get started!
Why Choose Laura Philipps, DMD for Sleep Apnea Therapy?
- At-Home Sleep Tests Available Through our Sleep Care Program
- Comprehensive Sleep Diagnosis and Screenings
- Works Closely with Patients to Ensure Proper Treatment is Provided
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that develops when an oral obstruction appears in the airway, preventing proper airflow through the mouth and into the lungs. The result is an inability to receive oxygen during sleep with instances of waking up in the middle of the night. In severe cases, apneas can happen as many as 100 times in one night, making it impossible to achieve deep sleep. Without proper rest, you put both your overall health and your safety at risk, especially if you drive to work on a regular basis.
What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
One of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea is loud snoring, but just because you or a family member snores doesn’t necessarily confirm that sleep apnea is present. There are other symptoms to keep in mind as well, including:
- Occasionally waking up gasping or choking
- Chronic sleepiness throughout the day
- Waking up with a sore or dry throat
- Morning headaches
- Restless sleep
- Forgetfulness, irritability, mood swings, or difficulty concentrating throughout the day
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, the best next step is for you to come to our dental office, so we can confirm your condition and provide a more detailed diagnosis.
Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Untreated sleep apnea can do more than negatively impact your ability to function day-to-day. It can lead to more serious health-related conditions that can cost you additional time and money to address. What can easily start as a restless night’s sleep can quickly progress into high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, and even a heart attack or stroke. By seeking professional treatment for your sleep apnea, we can ensure you start breathing easier and sleeping better.
What Is the Sleep Care Program?
At Dr. Laura Philipps’ dental office, we offer a Sleep Care Program designed to confirm the presence of sleep apnea and put you on the right path towards treatment. In order to test whether you have sleep apnea, we perform what is known as an at-home sleep test and screening. To complete this process, we examine your sleep patterns throughout the night and use that data to build a more comprehensive diagnosis of your condition. If we determine that you do in fact have sleep apnea, we’ll create a customized oral appliance that fits comfortably in your mouth and keeps the pathway open for proper breathing while you sleep.