The Centers for Disease Control estimates more than 12 million Americans are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea contributes to:
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Decreased work performance
- Drowsy driving and traffic accidents
Treating OSA can improve life quality and even decrease your risk of contracting a serious issue. Dr. Thiessen has a unique skill set that allows him to treat sleep apnea effectively.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Apnea means “cessation of breath.” Patients who have sleep apnea experience pauses in breathing during sleep, up to hundreds of times each night! OSA is caused by the tongue or muscles of the throat blocking the airway.
Sleep apnea sufferers wake up countless times each night to restart breathing. These awakenings are so short that they usually do not remember them the next morning. Sleep apnea is usually characterized by loud snoring or gasping sounds during sleep.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Dr. Thiessen can design custom oral appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring. This is the least invasive treatment option for sleep apnea sufferers. The oral appliance works by keeping the jaw forward and holding the airway open during sleep.
Enjoy the Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment!
1 in 5 adults suffer from mild to severe OSA. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Thiessen to discuss daytime tiredness or chronic snoring. After you are diagnosed and treated for sleep apnea, you will enjoy:
- Higher energy levels
- More even moods
- Greater alertness and concentration
- Less worry about your healthy future
Give us a call today.