UT Dentistry has opened a new Sleep Disorders Center for the thousands of people with various conditions that adversely affect a good night’s sleep.
Do you snore loudly? Do you stop breathing during the night and awake with a gasp? Do you (and your spouse) never get a real night of sleep?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may have obstructive sleep apnea, which affects one in five people. Obstructive sleep apnea is also known as sleep disordered breathing. Sleep apnea prevents people from getting quality sleep, which is needed for mental and physical health. Individuals who do not sleep well are more prone to work- and auto-related accidents. Sleep disorders also increase a person’s chance of death from any disease.
Call the UT Dentistry Sleep Disorders Center to learn about the easy and painless screening for sleep-related breathing disorders. Our orthodontists and oral surgeons offer multiple options to improve one’s quality of sleep. Treatment options include custom oral appliances that patients wear inside their mouths overnight, CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices which include a mask or other device and a tube connected to a machine’s motor, and, in extreme cases, oral surgery for those with severe breathing issues. You deserve to sleep well and to increase your quality of life.