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Sleep Apnea in San Antonio

If you’re not getting high-quality sleep and you’re feeling tired when you wake up, you may have sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep disorder in the United States, and often goes undiagnosed.

OSA happens when your breathing is interrupted at night by tissue in your mouth and throat sagging into your airway. With sleep apnea treatment from Dr. Austin, you can sleep soundly once again, and address the symptoms of OSA.

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The Benefits

Why Does Sleep Apnea Treatment Matter?

Obstructive sleep apnea is more than just a snore. It interrupts proper breathing at night, which can affect the amount of oxygen in your blood. In the short term, it leads to daytime drowsiness, insomnia, difficulties focusing, and even mood swings or issues with libido.

And in the long term, the interruptions in breathing caused by OSA can also raise your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other oral health issues. Getting treatment is essential if you want to stay healthy.

  • Get restful sleep once again
  • Reduce or stop snoring
  • Protect your long-term health

Here’s How It Works


Sleep Study & Diagnosis

First, you’ll work with your physician to get a sleep study, and get a diagnosis of sleep apnea.


Build A Treatment Plan

Some treatments involve dentistry. Orthodontics can improve your airway anatomy, or a mouthguard may be used to prevent airway blockages.


Sleep Soundly

Once you get proper treatment for sleep apnea, you can enjoy peaceful, uninterrupted sleep once again, and protect both your short-term and long-term health.

Before & Afters

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get Answers About Sleep Apnea

What Are The Causes Of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea happens when the tissue of your mouth and throat sags into your airway, and blocks proper breathing, often for up to 10-20 seconds.

Lots of different things can contribute to sleep apnea. These include obesity, a thick neck, being male, smoking, use of alcohol or sedative drugs, and a narrow airway.

What Are The Common Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

Loud snoring is a common and easily recognizable symptom. Snoring is typically accompanied by pauses in breathing and gasping or choking noises.

You may also have trouble sleeping, wake up with a headache or sore throat, and feel drowsy during the day, even if you have gotten enough sleep. Sleep apnea can also cause irritability, mood swings, and issues with libido (sex drive).

What Are My Treatment Options?

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines are commonly used to treat sleep apnea. These machines use a face mask to pump a stream of pressurized air into your airway, preventing tissue from sagging and blocking your airway.

Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is also growing in popularity for minor-to-moderate apnea. This involves wearing a special mouthguard at night. This mouthguard repositions your jaw to help prevent tissue sagging and airway blockages.

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