Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition in which one stops breathing during sleep. It can occur in children and adults and can contribute to many diseases - even shortening one’s life. Some signs of sleep apnea include snoring, gasping for air and daytime sleepiness. Up to 20 percent of adults suffer from sleep apnea and 90 percent of them go undiagnosed. Sleep apnea increases the risk of many serious medical conditions including stroke, heart attack, depression, diabetes, hypertension, and sleepy dangerous drivers...it can be deadly and the possibility of its presence must not be ignored.
Dr. Tompkins is a diplomate of Dental Sleep Medicine and is extremely qualified and experienced to diagnose and treat this complicated medical condition.
Please take this short questionnaire to determine your risk for sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea can contribute to:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart attack
- Weight Gain
- Morning headaches
- Grinding of teeth
- Childhood learning difficulties
- Childhood behavioral issues
- Referral to sleep physician
- Take-home Sleep Study
- Mandibular Advancement Device (Micro2)
- Titration sleep study
A popular treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP therapy (Continuous Positive Air Pressure). While very effective, many patients find it undesirable and are not compliant. Another effective treatment is with a mandibular advancement device to hold your lower jaw forward, physically opening your airway. We utilize a TENS unit and measure facial muscles to provide a superior product than other dental providers. For more information on sleep apnea visit: www.micro2sleepdevice.com.