Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea is a common disorder that leads to numerous health problems.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that interrupts your breathing during sleep. This serious condition can lead to several health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. At Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and offer surgical and non-surgical treatment options. We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by abnormal reductions in breathing while the individual is asleep. However, while studies estimate that around 30 million Americans have sleep apnea, only approximately 6 million have been diagnosed. This is because sleep apnea can be hard to distinguish, especially if you are unaware of your nighttime symptoms. 

If you think you have sleep apnea, keep an eye out for these warning signs and symptoms: 

  • Excessive fatigue and daytime drowsiness
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Waking up with a choking sensation
  • Loud snoring 
  • Persistent headaches that last for hours after waking up
  • Awakening with a dry mouth
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Irritability or frustration
  • Reduced focus 

The most affirmative symptom of sleep apnea is experiencing episodes where you stop breathing during sleep. 

If these symptoms sound familiar to you, we recommend you seek sleep apnea treatment from an experienced doctor as soon as possible. With the right treatment plan, a good night’s sleep is possible.