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We are pleased to provide treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in North Bend, Washington. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that results in pauses in breathing throughout the night. Caused by obstructions in the airway, this condition leads to lowered oxygen levels in the body and has been linked to several serious health problems, including stroke, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Common signs and symptoms of OSA include:

  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Excessive daytime drowsiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loud, frequent snoring
  • Chronic morning headaches
  • Awakening with a very dry or sore throat
  • Gasping or choking sensations or sounds during sleep
  • Irritability or personality changes

If you have noticed these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, obstructive sleep apnea may be the cause. Dr. Nelson and Dr. Katz offer custom-made oral appliances to treat minor to moderate cases of OSA. This oral appliance is only worn at night while you sleep, and it works by preventing airway obstructions as you sleep. This allows you to breathe continuously through the night. If you believe that you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, we invite you to contact our orthodontists today at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics to learn more and to set up your personalized consultation.