Family Dentistry Bad Breath Cleanings Comprehensive Exams Dental Fillings Emergency Appointments Extractions Family Dentistry Hygiene Dentistry Mouthguards Pediatric Dentistry Periodontics Sedation Dentistry Sleep Apnea Cosmetic Dentistry Acceledent Biolase Ceramic Crowns Cosmetic Bonding Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Veneers FirstFit Invisalign KöR Teeth Whitening Laser Dentistry Restorative Dentistry Apicoectomies Bone Grafting Bridges Dental Implants Dentures/Partials Inlays/Onlays Oral Surgery Root Canal Therapy Sleep ApneaAvailable in Morrisville and Greensboro Sleep apnea is a dangerous medical condition in which you can temporarily stop breathing up to several times per hour. People who snore heavily are at a higher risk of developing this condition, as are overweight individuals. You may wake yourself up with loud snores or because you are gasping for breath. Some of the negative effects of untreated sleep apnea include: Weight gain not explained by poor diet or lack of exercise Anxiety, irritability, depression, and other mood disturbances Not feeling rested when you wake up in the morning and feeling tired during daytime hours Difficulty concentrating Sleep apnea can be especially problematic for those with certain medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and a previous stroke. Current medical treatments don’t work for everyone. Sleep doctors typically prescribe a CPAP mask that patients wear at night to prevent breathing stoppages. This stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Between the cumbersome hoses and the noisy machine, some people don’t sleep any better with a CPAP mask than they did without it. Dental Care of Morrisville can help you find a more effective and comfortable solution, such as mandibular advancement device or a soft tissue repositioning oral appliance.