Having trouble sleeping? For millions of Americans, good sleep is out of reach due to obstructive sleep apnea. This widespread sleep disorder often makes breathing difficult and can lead to a number of serious health complications. At The Silverstrom Group, we provide comfortable and minimally invasive treatment for sleep apnea. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, answer common questions about treating sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea Frequently Asked Questions Question: What causes sleep apnea? Answer: Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the throat block airflow during sleep. When this happens, the brain becomes deprived of oxygen and wakes the patient up to start breathing. Many people endure this cycle hundreds of times a night. Question: What are the common symptoms of sleep apnea? Answer: Patients with sleep report chronic snoring, waking up gasping or choking, irritability, daytime drowsiness, and an inability to focus at work or school. Question: What medical complications are associated with sleep apnea? Answer: Without treatment, patients with sleep apnea run the risk of developing high blood pressure or depression. Furthermore, sleep apnea patients experience an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke. Question: What treatment does The Silverstrom Group offer for sleep apnea? Answer: Your Livingston NJ general dentists may recommend an intraoral appliance. Similar to a night guard, this device repositions the jaw to allow easier airflow. Patients soon report a reduction in sleep apnea symptoms and a decrease in snoring. To learn more about our sleep apnea treatments, contact Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom today. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ General Dentists Do you exhibit one or more symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea? To learn more about our sleep apnea treatment options, talk to your Livingston NJ general dentists today. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will diagnose the cause and severity of your sleep disorder and recommend the appropriate solution. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.