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Sleep Apnea/Snoring

man snoring while woman annoyedSuffering from sleep apnea in Bellevue? If you suffer from loud snoring, and frequently waking up during the night, you may have it. Dr. Lynn A. Jones is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is one of the very few cosmetic dentists in the Seattle area who is able to treat sleep apnea, a debilitating sleep disorder that interferes with patients’ health and well-being.

Dr. Jones understands the negative health impact sleep apnea can cause, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and impaired concentration. She strives to lend her expertise to treating Bellevue/Seattle sleep apnea patients to help them improve their health and quality of life.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Do you have sleep apnea? More than 90 percent of sleep apnea patients don’t realize that they have it. Many patients demonstrate the symptoms of loud snoring, choking, and gasping during their sleep, but have little recollection of it when awake. In many instances, family members may be the first to recognize an individual is suffering from sleep apnea.

Patients may be suffering from sleep apnea if they experience the following symptoms:
•  Difficulty focusing
•  Difficulty remaining awake during the day
•  Frequent urination throughout the night
•  Irritability and depression
•  Morning headaches
•  Problems with memory
•  Sore throat when waking up

Sleep apnea is caused by excessive tissue in the back of the mouth that leads to airway blockage and/or neurological problems, such as improperly stimulated breathing muscles during sleep.
Learn more about the risks of sleep apnea.

During the initial consultation, Dr. Jones, a leading Seattle-area sleep apnea specialist, will evaluate your condition. Then, she will devise a personalized approach to treat your sleep apnea.

The most effective treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine. For minor snoring problems or if you cannot use the CPAP, an alternative treatment is a removable dental appliance that you can wear at night. This appliance retains the tongue and repositions the jaw.

Resolving Sleep Apnea under Dr. Jones’ Care

In addition to applying dental approaches to treat sleep apnea, Dr. Jones gives patients several recommendations to lessen the condition through lifestyle changes and medical referrals. She often suggests patients maintain a healthy weight, sleep on their side, and limit their use of alcohol, tobacco, and sedatives to improve their quality of sleep.

Dr. Jones works with patients’ health insurance to make the treatment affordable to all patients. She also offers payment plans to help patients obtain the healthcare they need within their budget.

Sleep Better after Sleep Apnea Treatment

Dr. Jones is dedicated to providing Seattle/Bellevue sleep apnea patients comforting care that improves their health and quality of life. She appreciates the importance of a good night’s sleep, and wishes to help all patients sleep soundly without suffering from sleep apnea. Contact her today at (425) 688-1345 for a complimentary consultation regarding sleep apnea treatment.

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