Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night because you struggle to breathe? Do you feel even more exhausted in the morning that you do when you go to bed? Do you catch yourself snoring on occasion? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is a large chance that you can have sleep apnea, and we are happy to help you.
Sleep apnea in Foster City, California, occurs when your breathing becomes interrupted throughout the night. This is not a healthy condition, and it can also cause problems in your entire body. If you do not receive the correct amount of oxygen, your body will not get the oxygen it needs to function properly. If the sleep apnea is left untreated, it can result in high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes, heart failure, depression, headaches, and the worsening of ADHD. It can also cause poor performance in your everyday activities.
Dr. Stephen Henry offers a sleep apnea screening to help you find a solution to the problem. Many dentists also provide oral breathing devices that will open your airways when you sleep at night. This device acts as a mouth guard and keeps your oral muscles from collapsing at night and allows you to breathe and obtain the proper amount of oxygen.
Are you interested in treating your sleep apnea? If so, call our office at 650-341-5656 and set up an appointment today!