What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that prompts patients to stop breathing several times throughout the night. This is caused by a blockage in the airway, constricting the amount of oxygen that travels to the brain.
During these sleep apnea episodes, the brain signals your body to wake up and gasp for air. This can happen up to 30 times each hour while sleeping. However, most patients don’t typically remember these episodes the following morning.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
The most common symptoms of sleep apnea are excessive snoring and gasping for air throughout the night. Further sleep apnea signs to look out for are:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Reduced libido
- Morning headaches
- Impaired memory
- Lack of energy
- Decreased motivation
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important not to worry. During your free consultation with Dr. Doneskey, he’ll review your symptoms and refer you to a local sleep specialist to complete a sleep test.
Once you’ve been diagnosed, Dr. Doneskey will discuss your treatment options and help determine the best solution for your condition. To get started, give us a call at (425) 646-6409 to speak to a friendly staff member.
The SilentPartner™ Treatment
As the region’s leading Oral Medicine Specialist, Dr. Doneskey provides the highest quality of care to patients suffering from sleep apnea, snoring, and TMJ pain.
Our Bellevue sleep specialist developed an FDA-cleared, oral sleep device known as the SilentPartner Treatment. It’s custom-designed to manage snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in a convenient and simple approach compared to other oral appliances. Best of all, SilentPartner Treatment provides patients with a more comfortable alternative to CPAP therapy.
Get a Better Night’s Rest Today
If you think you’re suffering from sleep apnea, there’s good news. Sleep apnea can be completely manageable with a proper diagnosis and the right treatment.
To schedule your no-obligation consultation, contact our Bellevue office at (425) 646-6409 or fill out a convenient contact form. We look forward to helping you get the full night’s sleep you deserve.