Sleep Apnea

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Rest Easily By Treating Your Sleep Apnea in Priest River

Rest Easily By Treating Your Sleep Apnea in Priest River

If you or your bed partner struggles with loud snoring, waking up during the night, morning headaches, and chronic exhaustion, you may suffer from sleep apnea in Priest River. What’s happening is, the soft tissues in your throat relax during sleep. This blocks your airway, causing you to wake up gasping for air. Bring this up at your next appointment if this sounds familiar. Our treatment will:

  • Help you enjoy deeper and more restful sleep
  • Improve your concentration and energy levels
  • Lessen the risk of health issues, such as heart disease
  • Boost your mood and mental clarity
  • Inspire you to be more active, since you’ll have more energy

Call 208-328-4484 for an appointment.

Sleep Through the Night With an Easy-to-Wear Appliance

If you have sleep apnea, you aren’t alone. About 39 million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type of this condition. Fortunately, Dr. McKinney is trained to help patients find much-needed relief from their apnea.

While CPAP machines are often recommended, we have a much better alternative. You can get a custom-fit oral appliance that will keep your airways open while you sleep. You will enjoy numerous benefits:

  • Easy to Wear – A CPAP machine can be difficult to wear since the machine uses air pressure to keep your airways open. This can be uncomfortable for patients and leads to dry mouth. Your oral appliance keeps your airways open by simply shifting your jaw forward. Unlike a CPAP, there is no mask to obstruct your face.
  • Travel-Friendly – If you travel, you can easily pack your sleep guard in your bag along with your oral hygiene supplies. This is easier than having to take a cumbersome CPAP with you.
  • Simple to Clean – You just use a gentle soap and a soft toothbrush to clean your oral appliance. Cleaning a CPAP is a much more involved process.

Your dentist can also create a mouthguard to protect your teeth from grinding or clenching. This is another common nighttime behavior. It can cause jaw pain and headaches and may also damage your teeth.

See Us ASAP With Sleep Apnea Symptoms

It’s important to know the symptoms of sleep apnea. Snoring is a common one, but you should be aware of these other signs too. Visit us for a consultation if you notice morning headaches, daytime fatigue, memory loss, social problems, or impotence. We’ll review your medical history. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you are more likely to also have diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or acid reflux. We’ll examine you carefully to look for dental signs also. They include an enlarged tongue, enlarged tonsils, pitted teeth, and a scalloped tongue. It’s common for sleep apnea sufferers to also grind their teeth. So you may have worn or damaged enamel.

Call 208-328-4484 for help with your sleep apnea in Priest River. You can also ​​schedule online.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea
What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition caused when your airway becomes obstructed while you sleep. This usually occurs when your tongue or other soft tissue in your mouth temporarily relaxes. This causes frequent interruptions in your breathing that make it nearly impossible for you – and often your household – to get a good night’s rest.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition because it interrupts critical airflow while sleeping. It can leave you feeling lethargic during the day and interfere with your work productivity and your personal life. In addition, sleep apnea has also been linked to several serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression.

How is sleep apnea treated?

If you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, our practice will take impressions and have a custom-fit sleep apnea appliance made for you to wear while sleeping. The appliance will gently move your lower jaw forward to help keep your airway open. It can also reduce or eliminate snoring. You’ll sleep better, feel better, and improve your overall health.