Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts and has the potential to create a severe health problem. You may be experiencing sleep apnea if you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep.
There are three main types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea syndrome.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea causes breathing to stop and start during sleep repeatedly.
Snoring is one of the signs of obstructive sleep apnea. You can stop breathing at any time during the night, and your brain doesn’t get oxygen. Daytime sleepiness can be another sign. The exam Dr. Lane does along with a home sleep study will help to make the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Central Sleep Apnea
Central Sleep apnea is less common and is a result of not getting REM sleep. Dr.Lane’s home sleep study can help determine if this is a cause of tiredness.
Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Complex Sleep Apnea is an apnea that occurs even while you are using a CPAP machine. This type of apnea involves more complex treatment.
Signs of Sleep Apnea:
- Loud, frequent snoring
- Gasping, choking, or snorting during sleep
- Feeling sluggish throughout your day
- Waking up with a headache
- Falling asleep unintentionally
- Struggling with memory issues
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood changes and irritability
Lane Sleep Solutions will evaluate you to diagnose and determine the best treatment option for your situation. We are dedicated to solving your sleep disorder issues through sleep disorder dentistry therapy.