Sleep Apnea

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Having Trouble Sleeping?

Dr. Bodensteiner talking to a patient about sleep apnea

“An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed.”American Sleep Apnea Association

What is sleep apnea?

If your sleep is disturbed because of abnormal pauses in breathing or occurrences of unusually low breathing during sleep, you may have sleep apnea. The word “apnea” is literally defined as “without breath.”

A few indications of sleep apnea are:

  • Snoring

  • Frequent headaches

  • Teeth grinding and/or clenching

  • Daytime sleepiness

The Sleep Dangers of Sleep Apnea

A lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on your health.

The entrance of Michael T. Bodensteiner, DDS

When was the last time you slept the recommended full eight hours? Unfortunately, if you continue an unhealthy routine of sleepless nights, the following consequences may be a result:

  • High blood pressure

  • Heart disease

  • Memory lapses

  • Stroke

  • Headaches

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Weight gain

  • Oral Device Support

    Most people have heard of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. The CPAP machine assists a person with sleep apnea to breathe regularly and without difficulty during sleep. Another option available is a mandibular advancement appliance, which is a device worn at night to keep airways open during sleep. With the device, the lower jaw is moved forward, creating a space in the back of the throat to keep the mandible and tongue from falling back.

The entrance of Michael T. Bodensteiner, DDS

Upon arriving, I was greeted with a handshake and smiles by the office team. Dr. Bodensteiner is patient and truly listens to my concerns. He is very knowledgeable and caring. I highly recommend this dentist's office.

Alicia J., Actual Patient

Contact Us Before Your Sleep Disorder Worsens

Dr. Michael Bodensteiner is skilled in the field of sleep apnea and would love to help you achieve a better night’s sleep tonight!
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