Do you snore loudly? Do you feel tired and poorly rested, even though you slept for an adequate number of hours? If so, you may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition in which airway obstructions interrupt your breathing during sleep. These breathing interruptions result in decreased levels of oxygen in the body, and the condition can be life threatening. Men are more likely than women to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and your risk increases as you age. You may suffer from sleep apnea if you experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Frequent, loud snoring
  • Excessive daytime drowsiness
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Insomnia or difficulty staying asleep
  • Morning headaches
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Awakening with a sore or dry throat
  • Choking or gasping sensations during sleep

We provide sleep apnea treatment in Fort Wayne, Indiana to help you improve your overall health. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Painter, provide custom-made oral devices that prevent airway obstructions during sleep. You only wear the oral device at night, and we will ensure that it fits comfortably and effectively. If you believe that you may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, we invite you to contact us today at Tooth Acres Dentistry.