Get a Good Night's Rest

At Aspire Dental, we understand the impact of sleep apnea on your quality of life. Dr. Felder provides personalized care and effective treatment options to help you get better sleep and improve overall health.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes a person to stop breathing while sleeping repeatedly. These pauses in breathing can last anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more and can happen up to hundreds of times per night.

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Types of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type. It occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open during sleep, causing breathing to stop or become shallow.

OSA can affect people of all ages, but it is more common in older adults and those who are overweight.

Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea (CSA) is less common and occurs when the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe. This type of sleep apnea is often associated with certain medical conditions, such as heart failure or stroke.

Problems Caused by Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can cause a range of health problems if left untreated, including:

  • High blood pressure: Sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Heart disease and stroke: Sleep apnea increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by disrupting the normal flow of oxygen to the body and brain.
  • Diabetes: Sleep apnea can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by affecting how the body uses insulin.
  • Depression: Sleep apnea has been linked to depression, which can be caused by disrupting the normal sleep cycle.
  • Weight gain: Sleep apnea can contribute to weight gain by affecting the body's metabolism and appetite.

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

At Aspire Dental, we offer a variety of sleep apnea treatments to help you find the best solution for your unique needs. Our state-of-the-art facility uses the latest technology, and our team stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in sleep apnea treatment.

Depending on the severity and type of sleep apnea you have, Dr. Felder may recommend the following treatments:

Lifestyle Changes

Making certain lifestyle changes can help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. These changes may include:

  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Avoiding alcohol and sedatives
  • Changing sleep position

Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy involves wearing a customized mouth guard that helps keep the airway open during sleep. Dr. Felder typically recommends this treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy involves wearing a mask over the nose or nose and mouth while sleeping. The mask is attached to a machine that delivers continuous air pressure to keep the airway open.


In severe cases of sleep apnea, Dr. Felder may recommend surgery. Surgery aims to remove excess tissue from the throat or correct structural abnormalities that may be blocking the airway.

Do I Need Sleep Apnea Treatment?

If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnea and should seek treatment:

  • Loud snoring
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Gasping or choking during sleep
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Difficulty concentrating

Prioritize Your Health

It's important to speak with Dr. Felder or a sleep specialist if you're experiencing any of these symptoms. At Aspire Dental, we offer comprehensive sleep apnea evaluations to determine the best treatment for your individual needs.

We also understand that cost can be a concern for many patients, so we offer flexible financing options to make sleep apnea treatment more affordable. Our team can work with you to find a payment plan that fits your budget.

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Get Started

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can significantly impact your health and quality of life. If you are experiencing sleep apnea symptoms, it’s essential to seek treatment to reduce your risk of developing serious health problems.

At Aspire Dental, we’re committed to providing effective sleep apnea treatment options to meet your individual needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a better night's sleep and improved overall health.