Interrupted breathing episodes can happen numerous times during your nightly sleep cycle. The interruptions can lead to the feeling of drowsiness or lack of rest during your awake hours.
More serious health issues can result from sleep apnea including high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack, and stroke.
Sleep apnea is treatable. Treatment often includes a CPAP device or in severe cases, surgery.
Oral appliances are available from your Boca Raton dentist to treat sleep apnea. The appliance resembles a night guard and is custom-designed to open your airway for improved breathing during sleep.