Columbia Family Dentistry – Columbia, Tennessee
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Even though the root cause of sleep apnea is still unknown, some patients are more at risk for developing this condition than others and need to be aware of sleep apnea symptoms. Being overweight, being male, or having a family history of sleep apnea can put you at a greater risk of developing this condition at any stage of life. Other potential causes may include:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Having a large tongue
Small jaw bone structure
Having large tonsils
Having a large neck size
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
If you are seeking treatment for sleep apnea in Columbia, TN, schedule your private appointment with Dr. Lauren Wilburn. Dr. Wilburn may recommend behavioral changes to help improve sleep or fit you with an oral device that you can wear while sleeping to open up the airways. In some cases, surgery may the only way to restore proper breathing.
Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea and occurs when there is any type of blockage of the airway. This happens when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep, a dangerous situation that can disrupt sleep patterns and increase the risk of high blood pressure or heart failure. If you are looking for a specialist to diagnose sleep apnea in Columbia, TN, talk to us for a referral or appointment.
of Sleep Apnea
Some of the most common sleep apnea symptoms include:
Bouts of insomnia
Difficulty falling asleep
Headaches upon waking
Extreme drowsiness throughout the day
Shortness of breath at night
Snorting or choking sounds at night
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The team is extremely knowledgeable and caring. They took the time to come up with different options for me based on my insurance and the best course of treatment.