Sleep Apnea - Tolland, CT

Sleep Better, Live Healthier

Don’t Underestimate Sleep Apnea

If you think that sleep apnea is snoring, you’re partly correct. Snoring is one of the symptoms of sleep apnea, but the condition has the potential for more serious implications beyond noisy sleep. You may also experience daytime tiredness that interferes with your work, school, and other important obligations. The reason why this happens is because the soft tissues of your tongue, soft palate, and neck repeatedly collapse onto your windpipe as you sleep. When this happens—and it can occur many times each night—your airway becomes blocked and you temporarily stop breathing. This not only deprives you of restful sleep, it can lead to dangerous systemic health issues including heart disease, and stroke. Sleep apnea in Tolland, CT is more common than most people think, and Dr. Neil Hoss and the entire team here want you to have healthy teeth, a healthy life, and quality sleep every night. And we’ve got the treatment options to help you achieve all of those!

Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

  • Loud, frequent snoring
  • Choking or gasping for air during sleep
  • Nighttime teeth grinding
  • Ongoing daytime tiredness
  • Dry mouth or sore throat each morning
  • Thickened tongue
  • Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious and life-threatening condition
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Sleep Apnea Solutions

Dr. Hoss has received special training in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea, and can provide effective at-home treatments to alleviate your symptoms and help you enjoy a healthier, more energetic life. One option is a mouth guard, which resembles a mouth guard you might use while playing sports. These mouth guards slip over your top and bottom rows of teeth and hold your jaw slightly forward during sleep, preventing your soft tissues from blocking your windpipe. Dr. Hoss will custom-fit your mouth guard and also show you how to correctly use it each night. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are another option. These increasingly popular devices pump air into your nose (or nose and mouth) while you sleep, keeping your airway open. Schedule a free consultation at our Tolland, CT office so that we can determine whether you have sleep apnea and which solution is right for you.

Yes! I want a better night’s sleep!

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