What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes repetitive interruptions in the natural breathing of a person as they sleep. There are actually three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and complex. The most common symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, daytime sleepiness, gasping for air during sleep, difficulty sleeping (insomnia), and episodes of not breathing. If your partner has noticed these signs or you suspect sleep apnea is the cause of your concerns, call Cross Timbers ENT. Our seasoned experts can perform a home sleep study to diagnose your condition so you can get the appropriate treatment. Reach out to our practice in Arlington, Mansfield, or Midlothian, TX to book an appointment.
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"The service I have received at Cross Timbers ENT has been excellent! Dr. Leffingwell, Jason, Kristin and the front desk staff have done a professional and thorough job of seeing to my care for sleep apnea and other complaints. I can confidently recommend the Cross Timbers staff."- K.W. / Google / May 04, 2014
"I had a sleep apnea surgery and everything went smooth and I feel 100% better. Dr. Shellenberger is amazing"- E. / Google / Aug 04, 2020
"I had a sleep apnea surgery and everything went smooth and I feel 100% better. Dr. Shellenberger is amazing"- E. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
How is sleep apnea treated?
To diagnose sleep apnea, we'll obtain a throrough history and physical exam, and then proceed with a home sleep study. These tests will provide crucial insight into your sleeping habits and whether sleep apnea is the culprit of your symptoms. From there, we can review your treatment options. Depending on severity of the sleep apnea, we usually initiate treatment with positive airway pressure (CPAP or AutoPAP), or oral appliance therapy, treatment for associated medical problems, and lifestyle changes. If patients cannot tolerate conservative management, we will consider surgical options. Each of these remedies can be discussed in detail after the completion of your initial diagnostic testing.
Get a better night's sleep with premier care at Cross Timbers ENT. Our skilled experts can evaluate your sleep with an in-office or at-home sleep assessment. Discover if sleep apnea is the cause of your daytime sleepiness today. Contact our team in Mansfield, Midlothian, or Arlington, TX to set up an exam. We look forward to helping you regain optimal health.