Sleep Apnea Treatment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
People in Fort Lauderdale who suffer from chronic snoring should consult with Dr. Stephen J. Pyle DDS, a leading expert in treatment of sleep apnea in the Fort Lauderdale area. Persistent snoring, gasping for air at night and waking up drowsy are all symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OAS) a health condition that can lead to serious, even fatal diseases including stroke, heart attack or the onset of diabetes.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common but mostly undiagnosed sleep disorder that can be life threatening if left untreated. Sleep apnea involves the partial blockage of the airway at night causing a reduction in the supply of oxygen to the blood stream. Sleep deprivation caused by sleep apnea affects many people. Symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, frequent nighttime visits to the bathroom, morning headaches, waking up unrested, difficulty concentrating and problems with memory. It is more prevalent in men however as people age gender becomes less important. People who sleep on their backs, have large necks or who are overweight also have a higher incidence of sleep apnea.
What are the risks?
The cumulative effect of this reduced oxygen can lead to heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and a host of other diseases.
Dr. Pyle has the training, experience and certification to provide the most overall successful therapy in treating sleep apnea and has helped many patients regain their ability to get a restful full night’s sleep and their normal level of daytime energy.
Dr. Pyle has expanded the services of his dental practice to include customized, effective sleep apnea therapies for his patients. If you are concerned that you may have this disorder call our office today for a sleep apnea scan examination.