With a recent increase in awareness of sleep apnea, Dr. Petry and Dr. Walton are a great resource to turn to for diagnosis and treatment.
Sleep apnea is a condition whereby a person stops breathing for several seconds at a time throughout the night, disrupting their sleep patterns.
A majority of people who snore have sleep apnea. If it goes undiagnosed, it can lead to cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, or even obesity and depression.
Mild sleep apnea can be treated with behavior therapy while more serious cases may need appliance therapy (a mouthpiece to hold your jaw and tongue in place to keep your airways open). Severe cases may require a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) pump to pump air into your throat.Request an Appointment