Sleep Apnea

When you breathe better, you live better!

Female annoyed at her male partner's sleep apnea and snoring
 

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when your breathing repeatedly stops throughout the night. Breathing can stop for at least 10 seconds up to 30 times or more!

Common signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Morning headaches
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Restless sleep
  • Lack of energy
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood swings

It is estimated 22 million Americans suffer from this disorder, yet only 20% of cases get diagnosed.

So, what's the big deal? Why should you get your sleep apnea diagnosed?

Keep reading to find out the possible complications of avoiding sleep apnea therapy in Tacoma, WA.

 

The Complications of Sleep Apnea

Don't ignore the snore! Your body may be begging you for help.

Sleep apnea clipboard representing Dr. Giesy's therapy and diagnosis
 

Sleep apnea should not be taken lightly. By choosing not to seek medical help for this potentially life-threatening disorder, you put yourself at risk for the following:

  • Daytime fatigue: By interrupting your sleep cycle 30+ times a night, it's almost a guarantee you won't wake up feeling fully rested.
  • Cardiovascular problems: Sudden drops in your blood oxygen levels during sleep can put a strain on your cardiovascular system, increase your blood pressure, and escalate the risk of a heart attack, stroke, and abnormal heartbeats.
  • Type 2 diabetes: Sleep apnea increases your risk of developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
  • Liver problems: You are more likely to have abnormal results on a liver function test.
  • Medication or surgery complications: Breathing problems can cause complications after surgery, especially when you are sedated and lying on your back.
  • Sleep-deprived partner: Loud snoring can interrupt your partner's (maybe even household's) sleep cycle. This could put a strain on your relationship.

But this doesn't have to be your case! Our board-certified sleep apnea dentist can help you diagnose your sleep apnea disorder and recommend treatment. Click the link to get started on breathing and living better:

 

Real Sleep Apnea Patients of Dr. Giesy

Hear from two of Dr. Giesy's patients at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Washington.

 
 

Want to Learn More About Sleep Apnea?

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Why Choose Dr. Giesy for Your Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Your sleep therapy expert in the Pacific Northwest!

Our sleep apnea expert in Tacoma, WA, Dr. Michael Giesy
 

Dr. Giesy is the only dentist in the Pacific Northwest with three board-certified diplomate certifications. He is board-certified in craniofacial pain (TMJ) and dental sleep medicine (sleep apnea).

Our sleep expert provides sleep apnea treatment at The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Washington, which is adjoined to our dental office in Tacoma. Owned by Dr. Giesy, it is a part of an international branch, dedicated to helping you overcome your discomforting symptoms of TMJ disorder or sleep apnea.

Dr. Giesy's sleep apnea office in Tacoma is one of the only offices in Washington that focuses on and has expertise in sleep disorders, TMJ disorder, and craniofacial and headache pain.

As a sleep apnea patient of Dr. Giesy, you can expect:

  • Relief: No matter what, we will help you find comfort.
  • Non-invasive treatments: Our sleep apnea therapies do not involve surgery. Sometimes a custom-made oral appliance is all you need.
  • State-of-the-art facility: Dr. Giesy stays current on the latest techniques and technology to provide you with the BEST care.
  • Personalized care: Dr. Giesy's exceptional care is based on your personal needs and desires.
 

‘‘The staff is always so professional and polite, and their genuine kindness can give you that comfort of a family-like atmosphere. They go above and beyond. The care of service I’ve received has been exceptional. I highly recommend them to my family and friends.

~ Doreen C.

Reclaim Your Sleep and Life

Contact us to schedule your sleep apnea evaluation!

Dr. Giesy is pleased to offer his sleep apnea therapy to the Pacific Northwest, including Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, and others. If you know someone who might be suffering from sleep apnea, send them to us.