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Get a Good Night's Sleep with Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea can wreak havoc on your nightly and even daily routine. Imagine trying to sleep and then having your ability to breathe taken from you several times per hour. Doesn’t sound very relaxing, does it? Luckily, Dr. Ki has an option that will help you rest easy at night and feel well-rested the following day.  To schedule your  sleep apnea treatment Fairfax, VA area appointment, call our dental office at 703-552-2530 and ask Dr. Laura Y. Ki, DDS, PC about the treatment.

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Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects roughly 18 million people in the United States. That number does not include anyone living with undiagnosed sleep apnea. There are two forms of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea is actually caused by a neurological problem in which your brain fails to send your muscles the message to continue to breath. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of your airway while you sleep. This type of sleep disorder can cause a slew of health problems for those afflicted with it, and stress for those who live with a loved one suffering from it.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Some symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are as follows:

  • Sore Throat – This is due to the constant strain put on your throat. The part of your throat that is sore is most likely the part responsible for obstructing your airway while you are trying to sleep.
  • Chronic Snoring – This is not normal snoring, but rather the vibrate-the-walls type of snoring that will keep you or your bed partner up at night. This noise is caused by air trying to get through your blocked throat.
  • Sleeplessness or Restlessness – A person who has sleep apnea may experience blocked airways many times per hour while trying to sleep. This leads to a rest that does not actually restore any of your energy. You will feel lethargic and tired the next day. You may also fall asleep randomly throughout the day. It can be very hard to deal with.

When you suffer from sleep apnea, you will not get the type of rest you need to fully recharge your batteries after a long day. This is going to lead to you feeling overly tired, as well as you being less productive due to daytime fatigue.

Ask Dr. Ki About Sleep Apnea

Laura Y. Ki, DDS, PC can help you with your obstructive sleep apnea. Our custom-made oral appliances can help you get the restful nights sleep that you need. Dr. Ki will go over your situation, and together, you will map out a treatment plan to take back control of your sleep. The oral appliance will help to prevent the blockage from occurring while you sleep, giving you back the ability to sleep soundly and allowing your loved ones to sleep in peace as well.

Call Laura Y. Ki, DDS, PC today at 703-552-2530 to schedule your appointment. You can also use our online form to schedule your appointment. A member of our staff will reach out and confirm your appointment as soon as possible.

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