Understanding and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Many patients do not realize they need treatment for sleep apnea in Oklahoma City, OK, until they come in to talk about a snoring problem. When the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the air passages, you have obstructive sleep apnea. This can be a dangerous condition because the brain is not getting enough oxygen because of a lack of breathing. Patients with untreated OSA are at risk of high blood pressure, heart failure and a host of other health problems.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Dr. Nail may recommend an oral device that works by opening up the airways to restore proper breathing patterns. He can fit you with this oral device and recommend some lifestyle changes, such as changing sleep positions or reducing alcohol intake, to reduce your risk of breathing problems while sleeping. In some cases, surgery may be needed to relieve OSA symptoms.
Learn more about treatment options for snoring and sleep apnea in Oklahoma City, OK, by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Nail today