Sleep apnea remains an underdiagnosed problem throughout the United States. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, a majority of people with this sleep disorder remain undiagnosed.

We are happy that we have been able to help many patients in and around Edgewood, KY treat this problem. Knowing this, here are some common questions we’ve heard about this condition.

Who can have sleep apnea?
In truth, anyone can have this condition. Men over 40 years old, people who have large necks, people who are overweight, and people with a family history of sleep apnea are at a higher risk of having this problem.

What are common symptoms of sleep apnea?
Often the first thing that other people notice is loud and persistent snoring. And while that snoring is keeping people awake, they may realize that the person with this condition frequently stops breathing. Other symptoms include frequent headaches, a dry mouth upon waking up, daytime sleepiness, and fatigue.

How can dentists treat sleep apnea?
We can design a custom nightguard for you to wear. This adjusts the position of your lower jaw so that you can breathe throughout the night and get the healthy restful sleep that you need.

If you suspect that you or someone you care about may have this condition, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at Edgewood Dental Care. Contact us online or call 859-474-7830 today.