Have you had enough of long nights of snoring and even longer days of exhaustion? You or your partner may be living with sleep apnea.
Though it can diminish sleep quality for you and your partner and cause pervasive side effects, it can be managed.
To learn more about your sleep disorder treatment options, visit Dr. Joseph Perry and the River City Dental Solutions team in San Antonio, TX.
How Does This Disorder
With obstructive sleep apnea, your slumber is interrupted. How?
After you fall asleep and the muscles in your throat grow slack and block your upper airway, you stop breathing — over and over again. As a result, it can cause serious strain on your body and greatly influence the degree of rest that you achieve.
The risks of untreated obstructive sleep apnea are steep and can especially impact your heart. Plus, anyone can have this condition. By seeking a solution for your sleep disorder, you can help to prevent symptoms big and small, from daytime sleepiness to heart disease.
Common Side Effects Of Sleep Apnea
As Dr. Perry learned during his own diagnosis, those with obstructive sleep apnea aren't just affected by snoring. They may also struggle with:
- Lack of Focus
- Dry Mouth
- Mood Swings
- Difficulty Sleeping
Unlike what stereotypes about the disease may portray, anyone can still struggle with sleep apnea, no matter their age or size. Take good health into your hands — and prevent side effects like high blood pressure — by visiting us or setting up an appointment for your partner.
Take It From Someone With Sleep Apnea: It's Not Just Snoring
“I had sleep apnea and started out in absolute denial. I don’t care, I snore, get over it. Eventually, there’s a choice you have to make. I got involved because I had to succumb to the fact that I had sleep apnea." Dr. Perry
I Think I'm Fine. Are There Any Real Treatment Benefits?
Relief From Side Effects
Are you plagued by daytime sleepiness, frequent headaches, or trouble paying attention? These can all be symptoms of sleep apnea. With help from our team, you can find relief from these side effects and more.
Better Sleep Quality
Snoring caused by obstructive sleep apnea can impact a patient's sleep quality, as well as the sleep quality of their partner. When they get treatment, everyone can finally get the rest they need.
This disorder comes at a serious cost to your health, with connections to high blood pressure and heart disease. Though it can damage your heart and increase your risk of death or stroke, our dentist can help decrease your risk of these potential issues.
Peace of Mind
You don't have to live with anxiety or uncertainty about your condition. You also don't have to wait for your problems to snowball into a stroke or an irregular heart rhythm. Visiting us for treatment can protect your overall wellness and give you peace of mind.
Trust a Professional Who Has Been in Your Shoes
Encouraging your partner to seek care? Or are you anxious about finding help? With Dr. Perry, you won't have to worry about judgment or shaming. He knows what you're going through, because he's been on this journey himself.
In addition to trying and testing treatment methods in search of relief from his own obstructive sleep apnea, he has undergone more than five years of extensive sleep apnea training. Now, you can benefit from his experience, starting with a consultation.
Contact our friendly San Antonio, TX, team to begin or give us a call at
Bexar County, TX, Patients Are Grateful for Dr. Perry's Help
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Is Sleep Apnea Treatment Eligible for Insurance?
Yes, it is. Many insurance providers in Texas will assist with your diagnosis and treatment, especially since obstructive sleep apnea can cause damaging long-term impacts on your heart and other major systems in the body.
Intimidated by CPAP Machines?
"I went through everything, including CPAP. I couldn’t do it. Hated the CPAP. Through colleagues, I found out about dental appliances that can be equally effective. I tried them myself and found something I could not only deal with, but now I can’t sleep without it." Dr. Perry
Dr. Perry Offers Night Guards:
His Solution for San Antonio Patients
After being diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Perry tried out different sleep medicine options like a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine.
A continuous positive airway pressure device is known for its bulky hardware. Often, it can be loud and uncomfortable — but we offer a simpler alternative: a custom night guard. By wearing it each night, you can ensure that your upper airway is unrestricted, giving you a peaceful slumber.
Your Treatment Timeline at River City Dental Solutions
"Until you start experiencing a good night’s sleep, you don’t know what you’re missing." Dr. Perry
Are There Other Ways I Can Alleviate My Symptoms?
Following Sleep Hygiene Techniques
One commonly overlooked contributor to sleep disorders is something called sleep hygiene. Basically, the way we prepare for rest can influence our quality of sleep. We may also accidentally condition ourselves into seeing our room as a place for fun, not sleep. Ways to improve sleep hygiene include not drinking large amounts of alcohol, staying out of your room until bedtime, and minimizing screen time in the evening.
Considering Lifestyle Changes
Little lifestyle changes all add up, like exercising and eating well. They also have the added benefit of helping you stay within a suitable weight range, which can make a big difference in your symptoms. Not sure where to start? The best way to consistently move is to find an activity that you genuinely enjoy, like playing a sport with friends or taking long, peaceful walks.
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