Dental Sleep Medicine
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects how you breathe when sleeping. During sleep, normal breathing can be interrupted for 10 seconds or more hundreds of times during a single night. Untreated sleep apnea prevents you from getting enough deep, restorative sleep. Without enough deep sleep you may be sleepy, lack mental sharpness and be less productive. Long term health effects can be serious, including weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
Home Treatments for Light Sleep Apnea
Treatments for Moderate to Severe Sleep Apnea
Oral appliances made by Dr. Smith's office to help keep your airway open
If you think you may have sleep apnea, please give us a call at 360-629-3133. We can help identify the severity of the sleep apnea you are experiencing. We can discuss the best treatment options for your unique situation and refer you for diagnosis.
Sleep Apnea Hurts the Heart
Click here to view an insightful infographic explaining how Sleep Apnea can negatively effect your heart health.