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Sleep Apnea Therapy for Restless Corpus Christi Patients

Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects millions of kids and adults each year. It causes patients to cease breathing for ten or more seconds at a time throughout the night. This can occur due to a failure of the brain to signal the body to inhale and exhale regularly or due to an obstruction in the throat that blocks the airway. Regardless, there are a number of health concerns associated with this disorder, including:

 

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Luckily, this sleep disorder is easily treated. Many patient who know about sleep apnea believe that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) systems are the only treatment options for sleep apnea, but patients frequently prove to be CPAP intolerant – meaning they’re unable to adjust to the sounds and sensations associated with CPAP use. For those patients interested in a more comfortable alternative, Dr. Sarah Pitarra and her team offer oral appliance therapy. There are a number of different styles available, but they all provide the same solution. By gently shifting the jaw forward, throat muscles are tightened and the airway is kept clear. This is the same method used during mouth to mouth when the head is tilted back to open the airway.

Schedule a Sleep Apnea Consultation

If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea and find yourself unable to adjust to CPAP therapy, contact our team to schedule a sleep apnea consultation.

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