Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea interrupts sleep, causing you to feel tired and irritable. It can also increase your risk of serious health issues.
Dr. G. Brooks Haney in Richardson, TX, can help you find relief. He provides sleep apnea treatment using a custom oral appliance that will open your airway and allow you to sleep better.
Why should you seek professional treatment for sleep apnea?
Sleep Apnea Also Contributes to Traffic Accidents
Sleep apnea doesn't just place you at risk of developing deadly diseases. It can also increase your risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine™, drivers with sleep apnea are two and a half times more likely to be involved in wrecks. Getting treatment can help you find relief from daytime sleepiness and improve your safety on the road.
How does an oral appliance improve breathing?
Do Patients Really Feel Better?
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a medical condition that often results in snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea, the most commonly diagnosed form of sleep apnea, occurs when the passageways that supply airflow to the brain are blocked for a period of 10 seconds or more. After 10 seconds, the brain tells the body to wake up and breathe. Some people wake up completely and gasp for air; others continue to snore in a lighter stage of sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause memory loss as well as an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. According to the National Sleep Foundation, over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea
What are my treatment options?
Dr. Haney will evaluate your unique case and may recommend a sleep study to determine if sleep apnea is affecting you. To stop snoring and reverse the effects of sleep apnea, Dr. Haney offers non-surgical, oral appliance therapy. An oral appliance is a specially designed mouthguard that opens the breathing passages, allowing constant airflow to the brain while you sleep. Dr. Haney works closely with a SomnoMed laboratory to custom design a mouthguard that fits comfortably and securely. Patients who snore, and do not have sleep apnea, benefit from this therapy as well. Each treatment carries a unique cost, which Dr. Haney can explain during a consultation at our Richardson office, serving the greater Plano area.
Dr. G. Brooks Haney
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