Sleep Apnea Treatment – Castle Rock, CO

A Simple Solution for Better Sleep

Woman sleeping soundly after sleep apnea treatment in Castle Rock

Getting enough sleep is one of the foundational pillars of overall health, but over 20 million Americans miss out on their necessary rest because of sleep apnea. Dr. Glenn Thompson is an experienced sleep apnea dentist who helps our Castle Rock dental patients rest easy and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning without having to rely on a CPAP machine. If you’re ready to enjoy what true deep sleep feels like, be sure to contact us today for sleep apnea treatment in Castle Rock.

Why Choose Smile Castle Rock for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

  • Highly Trained Sleep Apnea Dentist
  • Custom Designed Sleep Apnea Treatments
  • Easy & Comfortable CPAP Alternative

What Is Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a condition where a person experiences several brief pauses in breathing throughout the night. This can be caused by several factors, but the most common form of the condition is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA. After someone lays down, the tissues in the mouth and throat relax and block the airway. This forces the body to repeatedly wake up and miss the deeper, more restorative stages of the sleep cycle, causing someone to wake up feeling exhausted. These episodes can occur up to 100 times an hour, though most people don’t remember them in the morning.

Sleep Apnea Testing

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It can be almost impossible to determine if you have sleep apnea on your own because the most telling symptoms occur while you’re unconscious! The only way to get a definitive diagnosis and begin treatment is to complete a sleep test. We can help our patients do this in the comfort of home by giving them a small device to wear to bed that will monitor their breathing, heart rate, and other biological markers during the night. This data will then be sent to a certified sleep physician to analyze and determine whether or not someone has the condition.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

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While the most prescribed and popular form of sleep treatment is CPAP therapy, many patients find this approach to be uncomfortable. Trying to sleep while having air literally forced down your throat isn’t exactly the most restful experience! For patients who want another option, or those who have mild to moderate sleep apnea, Dr. Thompson can offer a gentler approach—oral appliance therapy.

With this, a patient just wears a custom-made mouthguard to bed that slightly positions their lower jaw forward. This prevents the airway from closing, enabling someone to breathe normally and sleep uninterrupted throughout the night.

Dr. Thompson has used multiple appliances so he can find one that perfectly suits the needs of each patient. Over the years, he has provided SomnoDenti, Prosomnus, and Panthera devices that offer the ideal balance of comfort and effectiveness. They are simple to use, make no noise, and travel easily, eliminating all of the reasons most people avoid using their CPAP so they can enjoy the treatment they need night after night.