WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?
Sleep Apnea is a condition in which your breathing stops periodically during sleep, as many as 20-30 times per hour. Each time you stop breathing in your sleep, the resulting lack of oxygen alerts your brain which temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. Since the time spent awake is so brief, most people with sleep apnea don’t remember it. And, many people believe they are getting a good night’s sleep when, in fact, they are not. The constant wake-sleep, wake-sleep cycle prevents those with sleep apnea from achieving deep sleep, resulting in a constant drowsy feeling during the day.
The following symptoms can indicate the presence of sleep apnea.
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Loud snoring at night
- Waking up at night short of breath
- Snorting or choking sounds during the night (indicating a restart of breathing)
- Headaches upon waking in the morning
- Falling asleep unintentionally during the day
- Extreme drowsiness throughout the day
SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT IN BOULDER, CO
WHAT IS A MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT DEVICE?
Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) is a specially designed dental device that gently helps keep the lower jaw, or mandible, in a forward position, increasing the airway passage and helping you breathe better so you can get a full, quiet night’s sleep.
IS MAD COMFORTABLE?
The answer is simple — YES! A Mandibular Advancement Device is made to be comfortable so that you can sleep without even noticing you’re wearing it. It does not prevent you from breathing with your mouth open and will even eliminate snoring for patients with sinus congestion or allergies.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Dr. Montoya has been successfully treating patients with sleep breathing disorders in Boulder, CO since 2001. He brings extensive knowledge to the field. He works with both children and adults to correct sleep breathing disorders. He has invested in specific equipment to measure the airway in 3 dimensions through radiographic technology and acoustic mapping. To his knowledge, no other office in the area provides this level of technical evaluation of the airway.
He offers different appliances that are hand-selected for the situation that is required since no two patients are alike. He evaluates and treats TMD symptoms that usually go hand-and-hand with sleep breathing disorders. We also work with most major medical plans to get coverage for this medical condition, and we have different financing methods – because finances should not stand in the way of your health.