Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders services located in Denver, CO

Quality sleep is essential for a healthy mind and body. If you’re struggling with symptoms like daytime fatigue, snoring, and headaches, Denver Sleep Apnea provides comprehensive care for sleep disorders in Denver, Colorado. Triple board-certified sleep apnea specialist Steven Wilk, DDS, uses advanced diagnostic services and treatments to target the underlying cause of sleep disorders, providing lasting relief from sleep-related issues. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Sleep Disorders Q&A

What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders disrupt the normal patterns of rest, affecting the quality, duration, and timing of sleep. This can result in challenges like difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or achieving restorative rest. Without proper treatment, sleep disorders can interfere with various aspects of life, including cognitive function, mood regulation, overall health, and daytime performance.

At Denver Sleep Apnea, Dr. Wilk has the expertise to perform diagnostic services to determine the underlying causes of sleep disorders. With a comprehensive approach, Dr. Wilk aims to improve overall sleep quality with effective treatments.

Are there different types of sleep disorders?

The three most common types of sleep disorders include:

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

OSA causes the tissues lining the airway to partially collapse, blocking the unrestricted flow of air. It decreases oxygen throughout the body, leading to brief awakenings during sleep, increased stress on the cardiovascular system, and potential long-term health complications if left untreated.

Central sleep apnea (CSA)

CSA results from a failure of the central nervous system to send appropriate signals to the muscles responsible for breathing, leading to pauses in breathing during sleep. This condition can contribute to fragmented sleep and poor sleep quality. It may also indicate an underlying medical condition, like cardiovascular or neurological problems.

Chronic snoring

Chronic snoring causes loud, repetitive vibrating noises during sleep. While snoring itself may not always indicate a serious sleep disorder, persistent and loud snoring can be a sign of OSA. Evaluating the frequency and intensity of snoring is essential to determine whether further assessment and intervention are necessary for overall sleep health.

What can trigger sleep disorders?

Many factors can increase your risk of developing a sleep disorder, including:

  • Excess weight
  • Family history of sleep disorders
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Caffeine and nicotine use
  • Shift work
  • Mental health disorders
  • Uncomfortable sleep environment

Understanding these triggers and addressing them through lifestyle modifications, proper sleep hygiene, and medical interventions can be crucial in managing and preventing sleep disorders.

What are the treatments for sleep disorders?

Dr. Wilk specializes in many effective treatments for sleep disorders at Denver Sleep Apnea, including:

  • Botox®
  • Lifestyle adjustments
  • Medication
  • Mandibular advancement device (MAD) 
  • Tongue-retaining device (TRD)

Dr. Wilk tailors interventions to address your specific needs, and underlying causes of sleep disorders, aiming to optimize your sleep quality and overall well-being.

Call Denver Sleep Apnea today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.