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Rest Throughout the Night by Treating Sleep Apnea

A good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body. Without it, you’ll notice adverse effects like daytime fatigue, irritability, and a lack of focus. Even worse, though, is what you may not notice. If you have sleep apnea in Colorado Springs, you are more prone to health problems like high blood pressure and stroke.

Dr. Craig Sommer provides sleep apnea treatment that will:

  • Stop your snoring, so you and other members of your household will sleep better
  • Enable you to breathe easily by keeping your airway clear
  • Relieve unpleasant sleep apnea symptoms like headaches and fatigue
  • Make it easier to stay awake and focused during the day
  • Keep you healthier by keeping your immune system stronger

If you wake gasping for air or experience other symptoms, call 719-632-3591 for a consultation with Dr. Sommer.

You Won’t Have Trouble Adjusting to a Custom Sleep Appliance

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your tongue and other soft tissues block your airway while you rest, causing you to gasp for breath and briefly awaken. For many sleep apnea sufferers, this can happen as many as hundreds of times a night. The two most common kinds of sleep apnea treatment are a CPAP machine and a mouthguard. Both keep your airway open as you sleep, the CPAP with a stream of forced air and the mouthguard by gently moving your jaw forward.

Many people find a mouthguard easier to adjust to than a CPAP. A mouthguard is:

  • Less Invasive – With a mouthguard, you won’t wear an uncomfortable mask over your face. Since there is no forced air, you also won’t awaken with a dry mouth or throat
  • Less Disruptive – With no mask, tubing, or noise, a mouthguard is less likely to interfere with your sleep routine – or the sleep habits of your bed partner
  • More Convenient – You can slip a mouthguard into a purse or pocket, so it can easily go anywhere with you. No batteries or electricity are needed

Unlike mouthguards purchased from a store or online, Dr. Sommer will use digital impressions of your teeth and other measurements for your custom mouthguard. This ensures a comfortable fit and effective results.

To treat sleep apnea in Colorado Springs, call 719-632-3591. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions
About Sleep Apnea


How much is sleep apnea treatment?

All of our treatments are customized to fit your unique needs and, as closely as possible, your budget. Dr. Sommer will work with you to find the right way to end your sleep apnea nightmare, most likely with an oral appliance. This solution delivers a high return on investment when you consider the danger involved with ignoring the problem. We will discuss treatment costs during your consultation so that you can decide what is best for you.

Is sleep apnea treatment effective?

Yes. In most cases, we see amazing results fast. That’s because a seasoned sleep dentistry pro like Dr. Sommer can help you put your snoring and sleep apnea problems behind you with an oral appliance made just for you. This reliable treatment is far more comfortable and less intrusive than a CPAP machine. It will likely help you save your interpersonal relationships, and it might just save your life.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Sleep apnea not only disrupts your sleep, but it has also been linked to several major health conditions. These include high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression. Getting treatment early on can help you avoid these health issues, enjoy a better quality of life, and even potentially help you live longer.

Is sleep apnea life-threatening?

Yes. In fact, it has been linked to the deaths of athlete Reggie White and musician Jerry Garcia. However, whether or not it is deadly for you, it can still kill your relationships and your concentration at work, along with your sex drive. It can also lead to weight gain, sleep deprivation, and a general sense of fogginess. We can go over all the details when you are here for your life-changing sleep apnea consultation.