Sleep Apnea Treatment - New Hartford, NY
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Sleep apnea is a disorder that is typically caused by a blockage of the airway by the soft tissue. When this occurs, it deprives your brain of oxygen and forces you to wake up, sometimes hundreds of times in a single night. Symptoms may include:
- Loud Snoring
- Periods of not breathing while sleeping
- Episodes of being startled awake by choking
- Migraines upon awakening
- Daytime fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
A good night’s sleep prepares you for a productive day. When you do not get the recommended eight hours, you may feel fatigued, forgetful, and even irritable. Unfortunately, millions of people are not getting the rest they deserve and they do not even realize that it is the result of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea does not just affect sleep or the quality of your waking life; it can damage your health as well. Sleep apnea can have detrimental effects on the rest of your body, including an increased risk of stroke, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, and heart attacks.
A Doctor Who Has the Training and Technology to Treat Sleep Apnea
Dr. Pfister uses advanced technology like cone beam imaging and Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) to examine your oral health, including airway, arch form, tongue movement, nasal passages, tonsils and many other factors that could play a role in your sleep apnea. From this information, he can pinpoint exactly where the problem lies and develop an accurate treatment plan for you.