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Sleep Apnea

Have a Healthier Night’s Sleep

Sleep Apnea

Have a Healthier Night’s Sleep

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, but many do not even realize they have it. Often, a bed partner will alert the person of their unusual sleep patterns or behaviors, which will prompt them to seek a professional evaluation.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where there are pauses in breathing during sleep. Each apnea can last from a few seconds to a few minutes and disrupts a person’s natural sleep cycle.

Signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Headache in the morning
  • Sleepiness in the daytime
  • Waking up with a sore or dry throat
  • Waking up with gasping or choking sensation
  • Loud snoring
  • Restless sleep
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep

A sleep study is an accurate way to diagnose a sleep disorder like sleep apnea. Once sleep apnea is diagnosed, a plan can be created to treat the condition. Many patients find that losing weight, quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, and other lifestyle factors help. At-home treatments, such as a CPAP machine, are also common options to treat sleep apnea. Severe sleep apnea, or sleep apnea that does not respond to conversative treatment, may require surgery.

Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery wants every patient to have a good night’s sleep. If you have been recommended for the surgical treatment of sleep apnea, we encourage you to give our practice a call.

Types of Anesthesia

There are three main choices for anesthesia:

Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery provides first-class care to improve health and well-being while maximizing the patient experience. Every office is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and outfitted with state-of-the-art digital imaging technology and surgical equipment to enhance our scope of practice. The high level of care we provide ensures every patient feels confident in their treatment while they receive safe and predictable results.

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Learn more about sleep apnea, schedule an appointment, and more. Contact Carolinas Centers for Oral, Facial, Cosmetic & Dental Implant Surgery today.