What is snoring and Sleep apnea?
The consistency and quality of your sleep play a huge role in your general health and well-being. If you're not getting a good night's rest, you could suffer serious adverse effects, like the inability to focus, daytime sleepiness, short-term memory problems, and depression. Snoring and sleep apnea are both conditions that can interfere with your ability to rest well. In sleep apnea, the airway can become obstructed during sleep, which causes a disruption in nighttime breathing. While not every person who snores will have sleep apnea, snoring can be a serious sleep disturbance for you and any sleeping partners you have, and snoring can often be treated by the same methods we use to treat sleep apnea. At Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO, we offer several in-office treatment options for snoring and sleep apnea, as well as the revolutionary Inspire sleep apnea implant. Call our expert team to schedule your consultation.
What are the signs of sleep apnea?
Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of multiple chronic conditions, like high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as increasing the chance of death by stroke or heart failure. Some of the signs of sleep apnea are the following:
- Waking with a headache
- Dry mouth or sore throat in the morning
- Difficulty losing weight
- Decreased motivation
- Daytime fatigue
- Memory problems and trouble focusing
If you or someone you love experience these symptoms or suffer from loud snoring, you may benefit from treatment at Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO.
What is the Inspire sleep apnea implant?
A revolutionary new treatment for sleep apnea, the Inspire sleep apnea implant is a small device that keeps the airway open with gentle electrical pulses. It is implanted in the body with small incisions during a short outpatient procedure. Then, once in the body, it can be turned on at night with the click of a remote. Inspire was approved by the FDA to treat sleep apnea in 2014 and has been changing lives ever since. This innovative treatment is available to Cherry Creek Face and Skin patients in Denver, CO who are determined to be good candidates. To find out more about Inspire and if it can help you, contact our center.
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Snoring and sleep apnea FAQs
How do you diagnose snoring and sleep apnea?
Snoring is often the first indication that there might be a problem with breathing during sleep. Cherry Creek Face and Skin will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your snoring and sleep apnea and create a treatment plan moving forward. We'll ask about your symptoms, family history, and medications during this assessment.
What health problems are associated with sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is more serious than you think. Patients who don't address their condition with a professional are at increased risk of high blood pressure or dying of stroke or heart failure. That's why we want any patient who is suffering from sleep apnea to seek treatment in Denver, CO. Our team will work hard to help you sleep better and improve your quality of life.
How else can I treat sleep apnea?
Many people turn to options like mouth guards and CPAP machines to help them breathe better at night. However, these devices may not be right for everyone. Instead, we offer a unique sleep apnea implant that uses bursts of air to keep the airway open. Treatment is minimally invasive and can help you breathe easier in the long run.
A good night's sleep is crucial to your overall well-being and your general quality of life. If you are bothered by snoring or suspect sleep apnea may be the cause of your daytime sleepiness, call our expert team at Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO to learn more about our available treatment options. Trust our team to help you sleep peacefully again, and wake truly rested and refreshed.