Sleep Apnea Treatment
Hi, I'm Dr. Tracey.

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Healthy sleep is essential for your health, safety and ability to function normally. In fact, you need sleep as much as you need food, water and air. Sleep helps your body heal itself and restore its chemical balances, and without restful sleep, you will see a negative impact on your physical, mental and emotional health.

Sleep apnea is a type of sleep breathing disorder characterized by interruptions and pauses in breathing while asleep. These pauses in breathing occur due to obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or the soft tissues of the airway collapsing. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition, affecting your quality of sleep as well as your overall health and well-being. If left untreated, it can contribute to a number of conditions, including heart disease, liver problems and high blood pressure. Signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Extreme daytime drowsiness
  • Irritability, mood changes and personality changes
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Snoring
  • Waking up with a very dry or sore throat
  • Frequent headaches in the morning

Dr. Tracey Hughes provides sleep apnea treatments to help keep your airway open so that you can breathe easily while asleep and get the rest you need to remain healthy. The type of treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your condition. If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend oral appliance therapy, in which a custom-made oral appliance is fitted to your mouth and works to keep your airway open while you sleep. Our dentist will review your options with you and coordinate your care with both you and your medical physician to create a treatment plan that meets your needs.

We invite you to call Boulder Valley Dental Center at 720-637-3137 to make your appointment with our experienced dentist and learn more about sleep apnea in Louisville, Colorado.