Do you snore? Does your partner say you stop breathing during the night? Do you wake up feeling groggy and tired every morning? You could be suffering from sleep apnea, a serious disorder that affects over 20 million Americans. Those are just the ones who have been diagnosed and recorded. Most people who suffer from sleep apnea don’t realize they have it – unless a spouse or someone who has shared a hotel room with them reports it to them. And sleep apnea does more than disrupt your sleep. It also depletes you of oxygen. This depletion of oxygen makes you tired and groggy, but there is also evidence that sleep apnea can worsen fibromyalgia, trigger hypertension, and lead to cardiovascular disease, and stroke. We really don’t want that for our Littleton patient family! Because we are intimately familiar with the mouth throat and jaw, we can help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea and get you headed in the right direction for treatment. Better yet, if you have already been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and have difficulty wearing your CPAP mask, we offer an oral appliance that can help stop mild to moderate sleep apnea without forced air or a mask! Ask us about sleep apnea and its treatment the next time you come see us!