Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition that results in repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. Repeated apnea episodes cause patients suffering from the disorder to constantly wake from deep sleep throughout the night. This prevents patients from receiving the type of REM sleep needed for a full night's rest.
As a result of their lack of REM sleep, sleep apnea patients may suffer from:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Inability to concentrate
- Poor short-term memory
Over the long-term, sleep apnea can increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart failure, and stroke.
As a sleep dentist in Salem, Dr. Willis offers a variety of sleep apnea treatment options designed to help prevent apnea episodes. Call our office to schedule a sleep apnea consultation, and start getting the good night's rest you deserve.