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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Cornelius Near Lake Norman

Have you ever been told that you snore? Do you suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, a lack of energy or frequent fatigue? Have you ever been sleep tested? If not, then maybe you should schedule such a test.

With a sleep test, Welborne, White, and Schmidt can determine if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that can take years off your life span and drastically decrease your quality of life. The reason for this is the proven link between sleep apnea and several bodily diseases and illnesses. For example, sleep apnea has been connected to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, depression and impotence. Moreover, the extreme fatigue that sleep apnea causes is a leading reason for many automobile accidents.

Treat Sleep Apnea in Cornelius, NC

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of this condition. In this case, your tongue and the other soft tissue in your throat relax while you sleep and tend to fall back and block your airway. Hence, the annoying sound of snoring as the air squeaks by and vibrates your soft tissue. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Gasping for air during the night
  • Painful morning headaches
  • A sore throat or dry mouth in the morning
  • Memory troubles and the inability to concentrate
  • Frequent nighttime urination

If you suspect that you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea, please call the dentist Cornelius  and Lake Norman area residents trust for a free initial consultation. We can perform a simple, at-home sleep study to determine if you are getting adequate oxygen every night. No need to go sleep in an unfamiliar, hospital-like environment with a complete stranger watching you all night long.

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, we may be able to treat you with an oral appliance instead of a big, cumbersome CPAP machine. The appliance fits comfortably in your mouth and gently shifts your mandible jaw and tongue slightly forward. Here at Welborne, White, and Schmidt, we have the proper equipment to determine exactly where your obstruction occurs along your airway, and thus are able to fabricate this oral appliance to precisely maximize the airway at the obstruction point. Then, after wearing the appliance for a few weeks we will complete another at home sleep study to make sure your appliance is indeed opening the airway like it is supposed to.

Please call today to set up your complimentary sleep consult.