Sleep Apnea Specialist

Sleep Cycle Center

Sleep Specialists & Medical Weight Loss Clinics located in Austin, TX & Lakeway, TX

Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age. More than 22 million adults in the United States have sleep apnea and don’t know it. At Sleep Cycle Center in Austin and Lakeway, Texas, Chad Denman, DDS, and his team of sleep specialists diagnose and treat sleep apnea. They offer many innovative diagnostic tools and treatments. Call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online for care from the experts in sleep apnea. Telehealth appointments are available.

Sleep Apnea Q & A

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea interferes with your breathing while you sleep. People with this sleep disorder stop and restart breathing hundreds of times while they sleep.

There are three kinds of sleep apnea:

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

OSA causes the throat muscles in the back of your throat to relax, narrowing or blocking the airway. It’s the most common form of sleep apnea.

Central sleep apnea (CSA)

In people with CSA, the brain fails to send the right signals to the muscles that control your breathing. CSA is significantly less common than OSA.

Mixed sleep apnea

Mixed sleep apnea is also called complex sleep apnea syndrome. People with it have both OSA and CSA.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Snoring is one of the early symptoms of sleep apnea.

Other symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Waking up with a dry mouth
  • Gasping for air in the middle of the night
  • Feeling very sleepy during the day (hypersomnia)
  • Having a hard time staying asleep (insomnia)
  • Morning headaches
  • Feeling more irritable during the day
  • Having a hard time concentrating or focusing
  • Acid reflux
  • Snoring
  • Low Sex Drive

If you snore loudly, you’ll want to consider taking Sleep Cycle Center’s health screening test for sleep apnea.

Arriving at an early diagnosis and a treatment plan can prevent some health complications associated with sleep apnea, like high blood pressure and heart disease.

How is sleep apnea treated?

Sleep Cycle Center offers many treatments for sleep apnea. These include:

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy

CPAP therapy is the standard treatment for sleep apnea. When undergoing this therapy, you wear a mask over your face. The mask connects to a machine that delivers pressurized air into your airway, preventing it from closing.

Sleep Cycle Center offers a wide selection of masks and CPAP devices to meet any need.

Oral appliance therapy

Oral appliance therapy is a custom-fitted mouthpiece that prevents your tongue from blocking the airway. Sleep Cycle Center has many FDA-approved oral appliances.

Surgery

Sleep Cycle Center recommends surgery to improve your sleep apnea if you have a deviated septum (the cartilage that separates the nostrils in your nose), chronic sinus problems, chronic allergies, or enlarged structures in the back of your throat.

Inspire® therapy

Inspire is an alternative to CPAP therapy. It’s an FDA-approved implantable device that functions a lot like a pacemaker, delivering mild electrical stimulation to the airway muscles. This keeps the airway open.

Call Sleep Cycle Center today or schedule an appointment online for expert sleep apnea treatment.