Sleep Apnea

San Marcos Sleep Apnea

 

Do you suffer from Sleep Apnea and live in San Marcos, Texas?

So, what is sleep apnea? Sleep Apnea is a disorder in which a sleeping person’s breathing stops or is interrupted, which can occur for several reasons. There are three different types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the airway being blocked, central sleep apnea is caused by the brain failing to signal the body to breathe, and mixed sleep apnea is a mixture of both central and obstructive sleep apnea. Most people are unaware that they suffer from sleep apnea because it hardly wakes a person up. A loved one or family member typically brings the symptoms to one’s attention.

How To Determine If You Have Sleep Apnea:

A sleep specialist can help you discover if you suffer from sleep apnea by completing a few tests. The tests include a history exam, a physical exam and a sleep test. These examinations help the specialist diagnose what exactly you are suffering from and how severe your case is. There are multiple treatment options available for those who suffer from sleep apnea. The most reliable method of treatment is using a CPAP (continuous airflow pressure machine) which is a mask that is worn over the nose and mouth during sleep. Other options, such as mouth guards, are offered for those who do not want to use, or cannot tolerate the CPAP machine.

Austin Oral Surgery: Experienced in Sleep Apnea

Austin Oral Surgery has ten locations around the city of Austin, and the surrounding areas, currently. Austin Oral Surgery has been serving these communities for around 45 years now. The staff has experience with sleep apnea and the treatment options and is eager to help those in need with exemplary oral health services. Every Austin Oral Surgery location is dedicated to making patients feel comfortable and satisfied with the way that their oral health needs are met.

Call Austin Oral Surgery Today!

The staff at Austin Oral Surgery can give you more information regarding sleep apnea and answer any questions that you may have about sleep apnea or any of their other services. Call 512-402-6677 today to set up an appointment.