Tuscaloosa Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Feel Rested and Stop Your Snoring

While you may not be aware of your sleep apnea, it can cause both you and your bed partner many problems, including lack of sleep, fatigue during the day, and jaw pain.

Some of the most common indicators of sleep apnea include the sudden stopping and starting of breathing when sleeping, snoring, and jaw pain.

Over time, these issues can compound, causing you daily fatigue, headaches, and lack of enjoyment in daily activities.

If you’re ready to get back to sleeping well, our office can provide sleep apnea treatment for you.


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How do I Know if My Snoring is Really Sleep Apnea?

Excessive snoring may indicate obstructive sleep apnea, a condition caused by an obstruction near the base of the tongue.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, your snoring could actually be harming your health. Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?

  • Fatigue and Headaches: Over time, lack of sleep can cause daily disturbances like excessive fatigue and headaches. If you wake up exhausted no matter how long you have slept, you may have sleep apnea.
  • Jaw Pain: Repetitive snoring can often cause jaw pain, and can lead to tooth damage from grinding teeth together during the night or holding the jaw open too widely during snoring spells.
  • Gasping for Air and Snoring: One of the most telltale signs of sleep apnea is gasping for air or sounding as if you’re choking. If you often wake up in the middle of the night feeling out of breath, you may have sleep apnea.

What Makes Sleep Apnea so Dangerous?

Sleep apnea can cause a person to stop breathing – sometimes hundreds of times in just one night. Think about holding your breath for an entire minute. Now consider that you may be doing this over and over, all night long.

Your body and your brain are being deprived of life-giving oxygen over and over again. The hours your body should be rebuilding itself are spent in a constant struggle for breath!

Riverview Dental Designs Solution for Sleep Apnea

Our practice understands how integral good sleep is for overall health, hygiene, and happiness. We work hard to help you address all symptoms of sleep apnea in Tuscaloosa with an approach that meets your unique needs. We offer TAP and EMA appliances, among others, for treatment. These appliances help hold the jaw in a comfortable and closed position during sleep, allowing you to get full air flow and reduce snoring and gasping, as well as addressing other symptoms. We will customize the one that best fits your needs.

Patient Review

“They went above & beyond in helping my son deal with his sleep apnea issues.”

There aren’t enough words to describe how wonderful Dr Diaz & his staff are! They went above & beyond in helping my son deal with his sleep apnea issues. Not only was our problem resolved with his help, but my son become a regular dental checkup patient at Dr Diaz’s office. That’s how positive our experience was! We felt comfortable and in good hands during our whole OSA treatment window. I can’t recommend him or his amazing staff enough! Definitely 5 stars all the way around!