Snoring & Sleep ApneaBay City, MI

Snoring & Sleep Apnea An Overview

Many people don’t realize that their snoring or sleep apnea is a problem – one your general or family dentist can treat. Bay City, MI dentist Dr. Mahnke is experienced in treating snoring and sleep apnea.

Millions of Americans – and their partners – are affected by snoring. Not only does snoring disrupt your sleep and prevent your body from getting the rest it needs, it can, unfortunately, be a sign of a more serious condition: Sleep Apnea.

Sleep Apnea is a potentially dangerous medical condition in which the snorer actually stops breathing for several seconds – up to two minutes. This results in decreased oxygen in the blood, which can lead to headaches, irritability, and fatigue and in rare instances, sudden death. Leaving sleep apnea untreated can have a negative impact on your overall health. Sleep apnea may lead to an increased risk of developing severe health conditions such as heart attack, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Finding the right solution can help improve your quality of sleep and may even save your life.

Common signs of sleep apnea may include:

  • Chronic headaches or migraines (especially in the morning)
  • Waking up gasping or choking for air
  • Chronic daytime fatigue
  • Loud snoring
  • Depression
  • Poor concentrating

Snoring & Sleep Apnea What to Expect

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Bay Cty, MI

If you suspect you or a partner may have sleep apnea, it is important you visit an experienced healthcare professional. Dr. Mahnke will work with your healthcare professional to coordinate the best solution for your needs.

Dr. Daryle Mahnke uses removable oral appliances to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouth-guards, a snore guard is worn during sleep to prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, allowing the airway to remain open during sleep, preventing snoring and sleep apnea.

Dr. Mahnke will create a custom fit snore guard specifically for your mouth. You will be able to sleep comfortably with your snore guard in place. Most patients see an immediate improvement of snoring and sleep apnea symptoms by using the snore guard.

Sleep Apnea Bay City MI

Schedule a Consultation

If snoring or sleep apnea is affecting you or your partner, Dr. Daryle Mahnke is experienced in treating snoring and sleep apnea and may be able to help. Call 989-272-2478 or request an appointment online.