Treating Sleep Apnea in Alpharetta, GA
You deserve a great night’s sleep
Do you find yourself waking up feeling drained and exhausted even though you had an early night? Does your partner complain about you snoring or gasping for breath in the middle of the night? You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or chronic snoring.
Sleep disorders affect a large number of people—and obstructive sleep apnea can be one of the most disruptive of all. Dr. Gurley has advanced training in the treatment of sleep apnea and has many years of experience diagnosing and treating this chronic condition.
What is obstructive sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by irregular pauses in breathing that occur continuously throughout the night. This is different from chronic snoring, which consists of a vibration in the back of the throat that causes the sufferer to snore, though snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea comes with a number of additional symptoms, including:
- Headaches in the morning
- Dry throat and mouth in the morning
- Fatigue or sleepiness during the day
- Difficulty concentrating
- Waking up frequently during the night
Chronic sleeplessness is also linked to a number of additional conditions, such as slower learning and memory loss, high blood pressure, cardiac problems, stroke, diabetes, and acid reflux. To continue living a happy, healthy, and comfortable life, it’s important to have your sleep apnea diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
What are my options for treating sleep apnea?
To improve symptoms of sleep apnea and ensure you don’t develop additional complications, we encourage you to seek treatment right away. Traditionally, a continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP) was the primary treatment protocol for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea—and many patients have a hard time using and sticking with these uncomfortable and disruptive machines.
If fear of a large, noisy machine is keeping you from moving forward, we encourage you to schedule your consult with Dr. Gurley to discuss our state-of-the-art sleep apnea devices.
We provide custom-fit oral appliances that help keep your airway open by holding your jaw in a forward position while you sleep. Unlike CPAP, your device sits comfortably in the mouth thanks to its lightweight and flexible material—and according to studies, 84% of users had successful treatment of sleep apnea.
If you’re ready to take control of your sleep, Dr. Gurley would love to help you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the world.