Approximately 18 million American men and women are affected by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that causes numerous lapses in breathing to occur throughout the night as the patient sleeps. These instances typically last between 10 and 20 seconds, at which point the brain sends a signal to the body to resume breathing. In some cases, however, breathing may stop for even longer, an issue that leads to an abnormally low level of oxygen in the blood. Fortunately, Dr. Gregory Solich offers comprehensive therapy for sleep apnea in Colorado Springs, CO and the surrounding areas.
Snoring is the sound caused by the vibration of air as it passes the tongue, palate, and other soft tissues of the throat. When the airway is obstructed, the patient may gasp, choke, and sputter in response to a lack of oxygen, though he or she may not even fully awaken during the episode. The result is a feeling of persistent exhaustion during the day despite what should have been a restful night of sleep. Sleep apnea can cause a variety of other health problems if improperly or insufficiently treated, including hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, eye problems, complications following surgery, and chronic fatigue, which may contribute to accidents at work or behind the wheel.
With a comfortable, custom-fitted oral appliance from Exceptional Smiles, you can enjoy the deep, restful sleep you need and deserve in a way that fits your lifestyle. This device effectively prevents the obstruction of your airway while you sleep, preventing lapses in breathing and diminishing snoring so that you and your sleep partner can sleep soundly. Dr. Solich is always happy to answer your questions regarding sleep apnea and snoring treatment, and you will always play an important part in addressing your OSA concerns. Our primary goal is to ensure the oral health and overall wellness of each of our patients, and sleep apnea therapy is one of the ways we do this every day.
If you or your partner are affected by sleep apnea or excessive snoring, our team wants you to know that real relief is attainable. The experienced, dedicated team at Exceptional Smiles offers sleep apnea therapy and snoring solutions to patients in Colorado Springs, CO and nearby communities, including Pueblo, Monument, Castle Rock, and beyond. Contact us today to discover how easy it can actually be to say goodbye to snoring and sleep apnea for good with a custom oral appliance from Dr. Solich.