Sleep Apnea Therapy

Sleep Apnea Services: Restoring Healthy Slumbers Throughout Fort Collins 


Sleep Apnea Therapy Fort Collins CO: Solutions & Appliances | Foothills - apnea1Get The Sleep You Deserve with No Disturbances

A good night's sleep isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. If you are unable to sleep well, it impacts every aspect of your life, leading to higher rates of depression, heart disease, and countless other potentially deadly health problems. It is thus critical to address any source of lost sleep, and few sources are more severe than sleep apnea.

By preventing you from breathing while you sleep, sleep apnea directly threatens your heart and respiratory system while causing all the ordinary problems of sleep loss. Foothills Family Dental offers comprehensive sleep apnea treatments in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Sleep Apnea in Summary

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that occurs when your body temporarily stops breathing while you sleep. These respiratory interruptions last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes and may occur dozens of times per hour.

They have two main causes:

  • Obstructive Apnea: The most common cause of sleep apnea, this occurs when your body tries to breathe but something blocks the air flow. This problem is relatively easy to deal with.
  • Central Apnea: Less common and even more serious than obstructive apnea, this condition happens when your brain does not send the necessary signals to your respiratory system. Your body thus forgets to breathe and may go for extended periods without taking in oxygen.

Foothills Family Dental is committed to treating sleep apnea for all patients. By assessing the specific form of the disorder you have and coming up with a comprehensive treatment plan, we minimize the risks and restore rest to your life. 

The Importance of Addressing Sleep Apnea

If left unattended, sleep apnea puts your health and even your life at risk. The longer you go without breathing, the higher the ratio of carbon dioxide to oxygen in your body. Your heart thus has to work harder to make use of the remaining oxygen, straining it and increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Combined with the many negative effects of insomnia on your mental and physical health, this makes it critical to solve the problem as soon as you can.


Savvy Apnea Solutions

Foothills Family Dental uses the latest technology for treating sleep apnea.

After testing you for the disorder and determining what form you have, we can provide:

  • Dental Devices: A common cure for obstructive sleep apnea, these keep your airways open as you sleep.
  • Surgical Solutions: We can refer you to surgical care, in which your tongue will be moved away from your lower jaw, reducing a common source of obstructive apnea.
  • Lifestyle Advice: Tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, and other lifestyle factors affect the likelihood and severity of sleep apnea. We advise you on what behaviors to avoid or minimize.

For more information on the art and importance of treating sleep apnea, contact Foothills Family Dental today.


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