Sleep Apnea Treatment in New Braunfels, TX
Do you notice yourself waking up feeling less rested than you did before you went to bed? Perhaps you’re experiencing trouble focusing or you’re getting frequent headaches. If this sounds familiar to you, you may be experiencing sleep apnea. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Litton, can help determine what’s causing your sleep apnea and create a personalized treatment plan to correct it. Call to schedule your visit with our dentist in New Braunfels today!
Types of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that inhibits your ability to breathe while sleeping. There are two main types of sleep apnea—obstructive and central. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues in your throat collapse and prevent air from flowing, while central sleep apnea involves the brain’s inability to signal your muscles to breathe. In some instances, patients suffer from a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apnea. Sleep studies will help us identify which form of sleep apnea applies to you.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
There are several signs of sleep apnea and they may appear differently in each patient. A few of the most common sleep apnea symptoms include:
- Difficulty Focusing Throughout the Day
- Frequent Headaches
- Long Pauses in Breathing While Sleeping
- Loud Snoring
- Waking Up Feeling Tired
Treating Sleep Apnea
At Litton Family Dental, we take a conservative approach to dentistry. Our goal is to utilize the most simple forms of treatment before moving forward with more extensive alternatives. We can create a custom oral appliance that repositions your jaw and increases the airflow while you sleep. Most patients prefer this method of treatment as it is the least intrusive to their nightly routine.