Sleep Apnea Treatment – Wesley Chapel, FL

Overcome Your Sleep Disorder

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It is estimated that more than a quarter of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 in the US have sleep apnea. However, many of them don’t even realize that they have this disorder or the impact it could be having on their health. Are you noticing warning signs of sleep apnea, such as frequent sleepiness during the day? If so, don’t waste any time calling Dr. Ali. He can help you start exploring your options for having sleep apnea diagnosed and may be able to offer a solution with custom sleep apnea treatment in Wesley Chapel.

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What Is Sleep Apnea?

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A person with sleep apnea has their breathing regularly interrupted while they sleep. These interruptions are usually brief, but they can still cause your brain to panic and force your body to wake up for air. Consequently, people with sleep apnea tend to not get the quality sleep they need to stay healthy and function at their best. Most of the time, sleep apnea is caused by the airway being blocked by relaxed tissues in the mouth or throat.

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

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Untreated sleep apnea can put you at risk for the following complications:

  • Excessive fatigue or sleepiness during the day, which can lead to issues such as dozing off while driving.
  • An increased risk of heart problems due to sudden drops in blood oxygen levels putting strain on the cardiovascular system.
  • Loud snoring that prevents your partner from getting a good night’s sleep.
  • An increased risk for glaucoma and other eye conditions.

The sooner sleep apnea is treated by a professional, the more likely you’ll be able to avoid these issues.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

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When you suspect that you have sleep apnea, we can help you make arrangements to have a sleep test performed. After your sleep disorder has been diagnosed, you can start exploring your options for treatment. In some cases, we may be able to offer oral appliance therapy to reduce your sleep apnea symptoms. The oral appliance will make slight adjustments to the position of your jaw and/or hold your tongue in place; this helps keep your airway clear and reduces the chances of sleep apnea episodes occurring.