Sleep Apnea

Find Relief With Our Treatment!
  • Sleep better without using a CPAP
  • We offer two ways to treat your sleep apnea
  • Feel better & improve your overall health

Sleep Better After Treating Your Sleep Apnea in Sumner

If you wake up feeling groggy or you snore throughout the night, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. Just as we have for many others, Ziegele Smile Studio can help you overcome sleep apnea in Sumner, WA. Dr. Ziegele is passionate about helping her patients enjoy a good night of restful sleep. Our treatment will help you:

  • Feel refreshed in the mornings and ready to face the day
  • Be more productive during your workday
  • Avoid serious health consequences like heart attacks and stroke
  • Reduce or eliminate noisy snoring

Sleep better and feel better with our care. Call our office today at 253-299-2428 to schedule a sleep apnea consultation.

Enjoy Relief From Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Many people suffer from sleep apnea without any awareness of it. In fact, it is estimated that sleep-disordered breathing is undiagnosed in 92 percent of affected women and 80 percent of affected men.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — the most common type of sleep apnea — happens when the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat block the airway while sleeping. You’ll wake up momentarily to take in more air, then fall back to sleep. This cycle can repeat itself dozens of times per hour for severe sleep apnea sufferers. Treating your sleep apnea now will reduce your chances of serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression.

Help is available from Ziegele Smile Studio. We offer two treatments for sleep apnea, and we’ll determine which one (or both) you will benefit from:

  • Custom Sleep Apnea Appliance – We’ll have a professional appliance made that will fit comfortably in your mouth while you sleep. It will move your lower jaw slightly forward to help keep your air passages clear.
  • NightLase Laser Treatment – Gentle, painless laser treatment will firm up and tighten loose tissues in your throat that can block your airway. Our patients love the efficiency of NightLase!

Call Ziegele Smile Studio today at 253-299-2428 to schedule a consultation. You can also schedule online. Don’t put off getting the treatment you need for your sleep apnea in Sumner.  Be sure to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, too.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition caused when your airway becomes obstructed while you sleep. This usually occurs when your tongue or other soft tissue in your mouth temporarily relaxes. This causes frequent interruptions in your breathing that make it nearly impossible for you – and often others in your household – to get a good night’s rest.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Not only will sleep apnea disrupt your sleep to the point that you feel fatigued and are unable to concentrate during the day, but this condition has also been linked to several other serious health problems. Sleep apnea can play a role in high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression. Treating your sleep apnea now will improve your quality of life and potentially help you live longer.

How is sleep apnea treated?

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can have a custom oral appliance made for you to wear while you sleep. It will fit comfortably in your mouth and move your lower jaw gently forward to help keep your airway open. As an alternative, Dr. Ziegele may recommend laser treatment to tighten loose tissue in the back of your throat.

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