Sleep Apnea Treatment in
Denver, Colorado

Sleep apnea originates from Greek language and literally means “without breath.” Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of your breath that occurs when you are asleep. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central and mixed.

The most common is obstructive (very often called OSA). In all three instances, those who are untreated stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night; sometimes up to one hundred occurrences that will last for one minute or longer. Most of the time, the sleeper is unaware of his/her condition, because these instances do not trigger a full awakening. We have been trained through LVI and the leading Sleep Dentists in the world.

We offer the latest technology with the Micr02 appliance, which is by far the most comfortable product available for sleep apnea. We use this device in conjugation with a neuromuscular evaluation to make sure that throat muscles or tissues do not block your airway when you fall asleep. Such obstruction means that your body is not getting the oxygen it needs, and this can be a dangerous condition. We are confident that we can help you if you exhibit any sleep apnea symptoms.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea in Denver is more prevalent with people over 65, those who smoke, males, or African-American and Hispanic men. Sleep apnea can affect all aspects of your life, especially when you are experiencing daytime sleepiness. Some other symptoms may be:

  • Waking with a sore or dry throat
  • Choking during the night
  • Gasping for air
  • Morning headaches
  • Loud snoring
  • Sleepiness while driving
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood changes

These may seem like normal, every day traits or occurrences, but if they involve a cessation of breathing, they are not to be ignored. Sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, depression or even heart failure. Many people have no idea they are suffering from this malady. Treatment can be as easy as losing weight, avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills, smoking or changing your sleeping positions (do not sleep on your back). These solutions may even help your overall health. Very often though, it is recommended to have a custom fit dental device that will help keep your airways open during sleep.

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