Our caring dentist and team are dedicated to helping you get the rest you need. We provide sleep apnea treatment in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, to keep your airways open so that you can breathe normally while asleep. Our goal is to help you improve your health and quality of life, and you can count on us to take your concerns seriously and provide you with the information you need to make educated decisions about your care.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition characterized by pauses and interruptions in breathing while asleep. These interruptions are caused when the airway is blocked or collapses, and they may occur dozens or even hundreds of times a night with pauses in breathing ranging in duration from a few seconds to 30 seconds or more. This deprives your brain of oxygen, which in turn triggers your body to wake up briefly in order to resume normal breathing. This results in disrupted sleep and can cause significant problems for your health in both the short and long term.
Some common symptoms of sleep apnea are:
- Chocking or gasping sensations while asleep
- Snorting sounds while asleep
- Long pauses in breathing
- Waking abruptly with shortness of breath
- Waking with a sore throat or dry mouth
- Headaches when you wake up
- Restless, fitful and generally poor sleep
- Depression, anxiety and mood changes
- Short- and long-term memory impairment
- Problems with concentration
Sleep apnea is a type of sleep-breathing disorder and can be difficult to diagnose without the aid of a trained doctor. At Sleep Healthy PA, we take a team approach that includes our dentist as well as EMTs, sleep physicians, orthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and your personal physician so that we can find the best treatment to improve your health.
Please contact us at 215-572-7566 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Andrew Cohen and learn more about sleep apnea. You can also learn more about this condition and our treatment options by following the links below: