SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT

IN NORTH FLORIDA, FL

DO YOU SUFFER FROM SLEEP APNEA?

It might be an issue if any of these symptoms seem familiar:

  • You are a chronic snorer

  • You regularly wake up in the middle of the night feeling short of breath

  • You make snorting or choking sounds as you sleep (check with a bed partner or family member)

  • You suffer from insomnia and/or find it difficult to sleep through the night

  • You sometimes fall asleep without meaning to during the day

  • You suffer from extreme fatigue and exhaustion throughout the day

  • You experience a serious headache upon waking in the morning

 

Sleep apnea is a serious health problem that interrupts a person’s breathing as they rest. In fact, if your condition is undiagnosed and untreated, you may stop breathing dozens or hundreds of times every night. As a result, your brain and your overall body are being deprived of the oxygen they desperately need. Thankfully, Dr. Kathryn Ryan can offer a helping hand here in Jacksonville, FL! With a custom-made oral appliance, we can prevent interruptions in your breathing and help you wake up feeling ready for the day ahead at last. Please contact Parkway Prosthodontics today to schedule an appointment.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF SLEEP APNEA?

There are two major types of sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the type described above, and it occurs when the tissue at the back of the patient’s throat either partially or fully blocks their airway as they sleep. Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), on the other hand, occurs when the brain simply fails to send a signal to your body to breathe. This may be caused by some sort of instability regarding the respiratory control center.

AM I AT RISK FOR SLEEP APNEA?

It’s important to remember that anyone, even a child, can be a victim of sleep apnea. However, there are some likely risk factors to keep in mind:

  • If you’re over the age of 40

  • If you’re male

  • If you’re overweight

  • If you have a large neck size (17 inches or greater in men, 16 inches or greater in women)

  • If your family has a history of sleep apnea

  • If you have a small jawbone, a large tongue, or unusually large tonsils

  • If you suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • If you regularly suffer from nasal obstruction, such as allergies or a deviated septum

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR SLEEP APNEA
WE ALSO OFFER COMPLIMENTARY SECOND OPINIONS

Ask Dr. Ryan

OPENING HOURS:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 

CONTACT INFO:

PHONE: (904) 204-1628

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