Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Keep You From Getting a Good Night’s Sleep!

Obstructive sleep apnea is far more dangerous than losing a night of sleep.

  • Symptoms of sleep apnea vary but can include early afternoon sleepiness.

  • Causes can include weight, lifestyle, genetics and many more.>

  • The process starts by taking a simple sleep test.

  • In more severe cases of sleep apnea, a device called a CPAP machine may be needed.

  • Dr. Braasch will help explain the process and your specific options.

Sleep apnea may lead to insomnia, snoring or choking in your sleep, and headaches when you wake up. Our dental office in Aurora, CO may suggest lifestyle changes, oral devices, or surgery for treatment. It varies, though, depending on what works best for each patient.

Always Tired? Your Life Could Be at Risk

Obstructive sleep apnea is far more dangerous than losing a night of sleep.

Sleep apnea may lead to insomnia, snoring or choking in your sleep, and headaches when you wake up. Our dental office in Aurora, CO may suggest lifestyle changes, oral devices, or surgery for treatment. It varies, though, depending on what works best for each patient.

Why Am I Always Tired?

Are you always tired, but do not know why? You may think you are getting a full night’s sleep, yet something far more dangerous might be affecting your time of rest. You could suffer from sleep apnea in if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty sleeping or insomnia

  • Snoring

  • Waking up with headaches

  • Accidentally falling asleep during the day

  • Waking up short of breath

  • Tired feeling or drowsiness during the day

  • Choking or snorting sounds while sleeping

If you do show any of these signs of sleep apneacall our office

in Aurora, CO immediately.

80%

Of sleep disorders are undiagnosed.

28%

Of men over 65 have sleep apnea.

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Two Types of Sleep Apnea

There are two types of sleep apnea. The most common is obstructive sleep apnea in Aurora, CO, which is caused by a blockage in your airway. This blockage is usually your tongue and other soft tissue in the back of your throat that collapses while you are asleep. The other type of sleep apnea, which is less common, is central sleep apnea and is caused by your brain failing to send signals to your breathing muscles. Sleep apnea can affect children or adults and is a dangerous medical condition. With sleep apnea in Aurora, CO, your breathing stops while you are sleeping, sometimes hundreds of times. If left untreated, this condition can lead to increased risk of heart failure and stroke.

How We Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Aurora, CO And The Greater Denver, CO Area

Treatments for sleep apnea vary depending on the patient. Something as simple as a change of lifestyle can greatly decrease your symptoms. Oral devices can be used to position the mouth differently to stop snoring and improve your condition. Some patients do not improve using a traditional breathing mask at night. The last resort is surgery. The good news is that Dr. Mark Braasch works closely with local doctors to treat CPAP intolerant patients with an FDA approved oral device for treating obstructive sleep apnea.

The Benefits Of An Oral Appliance

  •  Non surgical option
  •  Ideal for patients who are CPAP intolerant
  •  Clinically proven effective
  •  Comfortable relief while sleeping

Dr. Mark Braasch is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, making him an ideal candidate for treating your obstructive sleep apnea. He proudly serves patients in Aurora, CO and the greater Denver, CO areqa. Make an appointment to stop snoring by calling our office as soon as possible.

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Dr. Mark Braasch
Meadow Hills Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
5001 S. Parker Road,
Suite 106

Aurora, CO 80015
Office Number: 303.625.6757
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