If you wake up groggy all too often, sleep apnea may be to blame. Dr. Lawrence Wang and his experienced health care team diagnose sleep apnea and work with you to find the least invasive treatment at Madison Square Dentistry, located in Manhattan, New York. Call Dr. Wang’s office to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes repeated pausing in your breathing while you sleep. This happens when your upper airway gets blocked, cutting off airflow.
While sleep apnea is relatively common — up to 21% of women and up to 31% of men have obstructive sleep apnea — this condition can be serious without proper treatment.
You may see these signs or experience these symptoms if you have sleep apnea:
You may not be able to prevent sleep apnea if it’s in your genetic makeup, but specific factors increase your risk of developing this chronic sleep disorder:
To make a sleep apnea diagnosis, Dr. Wang reviews your medical history, gives you a physical examination, rules out additional medical conditions, and he may have you complete a sleep study.
Sleep apnea can lead to chronic health conditions without proper treatment. If you have mild sleep apnea, Dr. Wang may recommend simple lifestyle changes, such as:
Treatment for moderate or severe sleep apnea might include:
Dr. Wang works with you to come up with a sleep apnea treatment that fits your individual needs and is the least invasive. Call Madison Square Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wang or book an appointment online when you’re ready to get a good night’s sleep.