Sleep Apnea

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Understanding Sleep Apnea

More than just causing lack of sleep, obstructive sleep apnea can put you at risk for serious health complications. Don’t let your snoring or sleep apnea keep you from getting a quality night’s rest or be the cause of serious health problems. Let the knowledgeable associates at Riverbend Sleep work with you to get your sleep back on track and your overall wellness up to par.


What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea symptoms can become more serious, causing a number of consequences that may impact your overall health.

Dr. Michelle Aldrich offers a proactive diagnosis and tailored treatment which are critical steps to helping you receive the sleep you deserve. At Riverbend Sleep, our Salem dentist is your partners in getting a better night’s rest.

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Causes & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Understanding the causes of sleep apnea is a critical step in protecting your overall well-being. While there is no singular cause, there are a number of risk factors that can increase your chances of developing this serious breathing condition. The most common sign and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Morning headache
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty paying attention while awake
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness

Knowing the causes and symptoms of this sleep disorder can help you get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment as soon as possible. At our Salem office, sleep apnea screenings and awareness help patients better identify the warning signs and get appropriate care quickly.

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Managing Sleep Apnea

With proper treatment and an abundance of patience, your sleep apnea symptoms are manageable. By coordinating care with your physician, Dr. Aldrich can help you get a better night’s sleeping by developing a treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle.  Explore sleep apnea treatment solutions available and learn the recommended strategies for getting a better night’s rest.

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Sleep Apnea in Children

Sleep apnea doesn’t only affect adults. Children can also lose sleep due to this overnight breathing condition and face symptoms like daytime fatigue, behavior changes, and inconsistent sleep patterns. This can drastically affect a child’s academic and social life. However, diagnosing the condition in children is much more difficult. Oftentimes, younger patients are misdiagnosed with ADD and ADHD.

At Riverbend Sleep, we help parents learn the warning signs of pediatric sleep apnea and work with local health professionals throughout the greater Salem, OR region to help find the best solution for your child’s condition.

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Sleep & Your Health

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