What Causes Sleep Apnea?

April 11, 2016

Filed under: Sleep Apnea — Tags: — Dr. Steve Koo @ 2:02 pm

what causes sleep apneaSleep apnea is a condition that causes brief interruptions in breathing while asleep. It’s estimated roughly 18 million adult Americans have a form of apnea, however, it’s expected that number is far higher due to undiagnosed cases. With apnea causing multiple interruptions in breathing per night, with each interruption lasting as long as 30 seconds, it begins to take its toll on overall health and quality of life. Thankfully, with the right treatment, apnea is treatable as long as the underlying cause of the condition is discovered. What causes sleep apnea? There are numerous causes that can result in the condition.

CPAP Alternative with Surgical Treatment for Sleep Apnea

April 7, 2016

Filed under: Sleep Apnea — Tags: — Dr. Steve Koo @ 3:45 pm

CPAP alternativeIf you’re suffering from sleep apnea, chances are you’ve tried a CPAP machine to help keep your airways open. While CPAP machines are an effective form of treatment, they may not always be right for everyone. In some cases, the obstructions causing the apnea are too significant for the machine to be effective, or maybe you just want CPAP alternatives to sleep soundly without the machine. There are surgical treatments for sleep apnea that can be used to treat obstructive sleep apnea.

Rest Well with Sleep Apnea Therapy

August 28, 2014

200341913-001Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is essential to a healthy body. When you sleep, your mind is able to recharge itself and your body is able to get prepared for the next day’s adventures. Unfortunately, not many people are able to get the recommended amount of sleep each night. Surprisingly, 40 percent of Americans suffer from daytime sleepiness, which hinders their ability to perform to their full potential. Sleep apnea is something that is more serious than people may think, and it is important to seek treatment. Dr. Thomas Weil and Dr. Steve Koo are able to give you the restful night sleep you have been wanting by offering sleep apnea therapy at their Houston, TX dental office.