Sleep Apnea Treatment in Covington, KY
Are you ready to finally find relief from sleep apnea? Dr. Barry Applegate in Covington, KY, offers sleep screenings and custom-made night guards as a comfortable, less invasive treatment option for sleep apnea. Our team works closely with each patient to help provide the relief they need!
Sleep apnea is a condition caused by pauses in breathing during sleep, often resulting from the relaxation of the muscles and the closure of the airway due to gravity. Sleep apnea can lead to severe health conditions such as hypertension, memory loss, mood changes, weight gain, and severe fatigue.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Patients with sleep apnea often experience the following symptoms:
- Loud snoring
- Episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep
- Difficulty breathing while sleeping
- Persistent fatigue and lack of energy
- Weight gain
- Feelings of depression
- Dry throat
- Irritability and mood swings
What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?
Dr. Applegate works closely with sleep specialists to coordinate treatment when diagnosing sleep apnea. The two most common treatments for sleep apnea are CPAP machines and custom oral appliances.
CPAP machines involve a small air blower connected to a plastic mask that covers the nose. The machine blows air through a hose into the mask to keep the airways open during sleep.
Custom-fitted oral appliances made by Dr. Applegate are designed to open the airways during sleep. They are preferable for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea, and those ready for an alternative to bulky CPAP machines.
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening in Covington
Don't let sleep apnea disrupt your daily life and well-being. Dr. Applegate and his team are here to help maintain your best health and quality of life. Call today to schedule your sleep apnea screening appointment.