Sleep Apnea Guide in Basalt, CO

Reclaim Your Nights of Restful Sleep

Do you struggle to achieve restful sleep? Or do you constantly wake up feeling fatigued and have trouble focusing throughout the day? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. At Elevate Dental Wellness, our Basalt dentists care about your overall health and offer customized treatments for sleep apnea. 

If you feel you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, don’t hesitate to schedule a visit at our Basalt practice by calling us at (970) 279-5647.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that interrupts your breathing repeatedly throughout sleep. The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and it occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax while you sleep, blocking the airway and causing shortness of breath. When an individual suffers from sleep apnea, their brain repeatedly sends out signals to wake them up to recover oxygen throughout the night. This causes fatigue, headaches, and irritation the following morning and may cause other serious side effects like stroke, heart or liver problems, and even death in rare cases.


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Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is often characterized by excessive daytime fatigue, snoring, gasping for air, inability to concentrate, mood swings, and other symptoms. To obtain a proper diagnosis of sleep apnea, patients must undergo a sleep test. Sleep tests are designed to monitor and record brain activity and other body movements while you sleep. Learn more about sleep apnea symptoms and its risk factors.

Sleep Apnea Treatment at Elevate Dental Wellness

Many individuals may avoid seeking sleep apnea treatment as they only know of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines, which are known to be loud, uncomfortable, and inconvenient. While it can be an effective treatment, there are other alternatives. 

At Elevate Dental Wellness, we combine a holistic approach with treatment methods including oral appliance therapy and NightLase therapy. This ensures patients receive a well-rounded treatment that can address symptoms and put an end to restless nights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are sleep apnea and snoring the same thing?
Can sleep apnea be naturally treated?
Is sleep apnea hereditary?
What’s the best sleep position to combat sleep apnea?

Are sleep apnea and snoring the same thing?

No, sleep apnea and snoring aren’t always the same thing. While most individuals who have sleep apnea do snore, not all people who snore have sleep apnea. Loud and frequent snoring is one of the most common signs of the disorder. If you snore, it’s highly recommended you undergo a sleep study to make sure you don’t have a sleep disorder.

Can sleep apnea be naturally treated?

While sleep apnea symptoms can significantly improve with natural treatment such as lifestyle changes, it’s best to combine it with an oral appliance or NightLase therapy. Combining both treatment methods proves to provide the most effective results. 

Is sleep apnea hereditary?

If an individual’s parents suffer from sleep apnea, they’re 50 percent more likely to develop the disorder. Sleep disorders can be caused by various factors including a narrowed airway, genetics, excess weight, nasal congestion, and smoking.

What’s the best sleep position to combat sleep apnea?

The best sleep position to combat sleep apnea is typically sleeping on your side. This allows the airways to remain open to reduce snoring and alleviate mild sleep apnea. However, while positional therapy may help reduce symptoms, it’s always best to speak with your doctor and discuss other treatments.

Schedule Your Visit at Elevate Dental Wellness

Are you ready to enjoy all the benefits of a good night’s rest? It’s time to call Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach at Elevate Dental Wellness. Our dental office in Basalt, CO has the care you deserve. To schedule your visit, call our practice today at (970) 279-5647. You can also request more information by filling out our online contact form.

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