Sleep Apnea / Sleep Disordered Breathing
- What is Sleep Apnea?
- Can Snoring Be Fatal?
- What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
- The TAP® Appliance Treatment
- Schedule An Appointment
Dr. Ron Perkins is also a sleep apnea specialist. He has redesigned a very effective TAP® Appliance and reduced many side effects such as bite changes and unwanted teeth movement. Visit his web site, at www.sleepapneatexas.com, which is dedicated to helping visitors understand sleep apnea and its treatment.
Watch Dr. Ron Perkins explain his own personal experience with sleep apnea and the dangers of sleep disordered breathing
Sleep apnea is just one example of a range of sleeping airway problems called Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). For example, even though snoring is one of the most important symptoms in both adults and children, some people with these sleeping problems do not snore.
Dr. Perkins is very experienced at recognizing this problem called Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) often found in women. People who only have a slight airway obstruction can be just as tired as someone with sleep apnea, because their sleep is still interrupted not allowing that person to get enough deep, restful, and refreshing sleep.
Most everyone who has these problems thinks that this is normal for them, because they really do not realize how good they could feel with refreshing sleep. Therefore, if you wake up tired on a daily basis, you are tired during the day, you could possibly have SDB. If you snore at any age, you are most likely to not be getting adequate sleep. Even light snoring can disrupt your sleep cycle and prevent you from getting the deep, restful sleep you need. Any regular interruption in your sleep causes your body to be stressed which then leads to multiple other symptoms. High blood pressure, depression, indigestion, headaches, backaches, and night sweats are just a few of the side effects that result from SDB. All these side effects have always been associated with stress, so it follows that stress during the night plus stress during the day is double stress.
Recent studies have linked sleep disorders with several forms of cancer, especially breast cancer in women, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and of course heart disease, just to name a few.
Be sure to take the Sleep Disorders survey and Dr. Perkins will call you.