Sleep Apnea Call To Restore Restful Sleep
  • Enjoy a hassle-free CPAP alternative
  • Sleep soundly by eliminating your snoring
  • Improve your health & wellness

Receive Effective Help For Your Sleep Apnea in Lenexa

If you wake up groggy and have trouble functioning during the day, you could be suffering from sleep apnea symptoms. The team at Pierce & Knight Family Dentistry can alleviate your Lenexa sleep apnea using a custom oral appliance. Our treatment can help you:

  • Get out of bed refreshed and ready to face the day
  • Snore less so you and your bed partner both get better rest
  • Be more alert and productive throughout your workday
  • Avoid potentially serious health consequences

If your sleep isn’t quite what it should be, call us today at 913-251-9683 to schedule a consultation. Drs. Pierce and Knight serve Lenexa as well as Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, and Leawood. We’re open for both early morning and late afternoon appointments.

Sleep Better & Improve Your Life

Sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat relax during sleep and temporarily block your airway. Then your brain will momentarily wake up your body to take in more oxygen – without you even being aware of it. After a few normal breaths, you’ll drift off to sleep again until the next episode. For severe sleep apnea sufferers, this cycle can repeat itself dozens of times per hour.

You’ll need to have a professional diagnosis from a physician to find out if your sleep problems are symptoms of sleep apnea. If they are, we’ll make a custom oral device that will:

  • Gently move your lower jaw forward just enough to keep your airway open
  • Reduce snoring so you are less likely to awaken your bed partner, since snoring often accompanies sleep apnea disturbances
  • Help you avoid having to use a noisy CPAP machine
  • Eliminate unpleasant symptoms like dry mouth, daytime fatigue, and headaches
  • Reduce your risk for major health problems, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and more

A professionally made sleep appliance will eliminate your sleep apnea problems so that you enjoy an overall better quality of life. You’ll snore less, feel better, and function better.

If you think you could be suffering from sleep apnea in Lenexa, call us today at 913-251-9683 to set up your consultation. You can also schedule online. Don’t forget to schedule your next regular checkup!

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

When is sleep apnea serious?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder, and even mild sleep apnea should be considered a serious issue. Sleep apnea prevents you from getting quality sleep. This can increase your risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes. When you aren’t getting quality sleep, that can affect you throughout the day, leading to daytime sleepiness, irritability, and difficulty focusing.

Will sleep apnea cause fatigue?

Yes, you are quite likely to feel fatigued if you suffer from sleep apnea. This sleep disorder prevents you from reaching the stages of deep sleep, including REM sleep. Without deep sleep, you will experience the effects of sleep deprivation. That can leave you feeling tired and dealing with daytime sleepiness.

Why does sleep apnea cause high blood pressure?

Sleep apnea increases your blood pressure because it puts stress on your body. When you have sleep apnea, you stop breathing dozens or hundreds of times each night. This reduces your oxygen levels and puts added strain on your heart and your cardiovascular system. When you are getting healthy sleep, your blood pressure goes down. Sleep apnea can prevent that from happening since it raises your normal blood pressure over time.