Welcome to the Phoenix Sleep Apnea Center Located in Peoria AZ
The Phoenix Sleep Apnea Center is directed by certified sleep apnea dentists Dr. Randol Womack and Dr. Richard Brenke. Our goal is to provide supplemental treatment to adults and children when first-line medical solutions for breathing disorders are not working or are not compatible with every-day living conditions.
Did you know that one of the more serious side effects of snoring is broken relationships, even divorce?
Though snoring may not disturb your own sleep, it may be affecting your sleep partner’s rest and damage both the physical and psychological intimacy of a relationship. Noisy sleeping causes constant sleep disruption and excessive tiredness, often creating problems. Sleep partners of heavy snorers lose, on average, an hour of sleep every night.
To avoid losing sleep, many partners of snorers decide to sleep in separate rooms. This can result in a lack of intimacy, strained relationships, separation, and divorce. This may be even more dangerous for the snorer, who now has no one to report on signs of sleep apnea, such as snoring that ends in a sudden, choking or gasping sound.
Sleep Apnea Affects Children Also
Does your child snore? Does your child show other signs of disturbed sleep:
- long pauses in breathing,
- more than usual tossing and turning in the bed
- chronic mouth breathing during sleep
- bed wetting
- night sweats (owing to increased effort to breathe)
All these symptoms, especially the snoring, are possible signs of sleep apnea. It is more common among children than is generally recognized. It’s estimated than 1 to 4 percent of children suffer from sleep apnea, many of them being between 4 and 11 years old.
Whether you are an adult suffering from snoring issues and sleep apnea problems yourself or are concerned about your child, contact our office for a free evaluation to determine how we can best help you with your individual problem.