Sleep apnea is not just loud snoring. For people with sleep apnea, going to bed means entering a cycle of not breathing, waking up gasping for air, falling back to sleep, and then not breathing again—sometimes hundreds of times per night. In addition to excessive daytime drowsiness, sleep apnea increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and fatigue-related accidents. Most people who are diagnosed with sleep apnea are prescribed a CPAP device, but this treatment is flawed for many people due to its side effects and the inconvenience of a loud and clunky device. Fortunately, help can be as close as your dentist’s chair with oral sleep appliances. Find out more about this kind of sleep apnea treatment in this infographic from Smiles@Southcenter. We offer sleep apnea treatment in Renton, WA that is more comfortable than CPAP therapy for many patients. Please share this helpful information, and if you or someone you love is suffering from sleep apnea, contact us for help.