ACP Sleep Apnea Page

Do you snore?

Are you tired all the time?

You may have sleep apnea. A dangerous condition you should not ignore

Do you or a loved one have sleep apnea? 

It may be difficult to tell if you have sleep apnea, but there are some common symptoms. Do you or your loved one snore or have excessive daytime sleepiness for no apparent reason?

If so, you need to have this condition checked out by a qualified sleep doctor and find out for sure. We can give you guidance for treatment options.

A consultation visit with Dr. Whitsitt will determine what steps you need to take.

Sleep Apnea is a serious breathing disorder

Sleep apnea occurs when relaxed muscles cause tissue in the back of the throat, nose, and mouth to block the airways. It prevents breathing up to 10 seconds, or more.

When you stop breathing in your sleep, your brain reacts by jolting your body awake. It interrupts your sleep so you can breathe. This process can occur hundreds of times a night! The interruptions can be constant and stop you from reaching deep REM state of sleep. REM sleep level is important for proper functioning. Sleep apnea should not be taken lightly. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health conditions, even death.

Meet Dr. John Whitsitt

Dr. John Whitsitt, DDS, FACP, FAADSM, attended North Texas State University where he received a degree in Science. He attended Georgetown University Dental School where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).

Dr. Whitsitt has been treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea fomore than 25 years. He was board certified by The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in 2019.

Option #1: Wear a CPAP Mask to Sleep

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, your doctor may have recommended you wear a CPAP as you sleep. While a CPAP can help your sleep better, they can be bulky and hard to adjust to.  

There's no question a CPAP mask can improve sleep apnea. The problem, not everybody likes wearing them. Some people can't wear them. If possible, you should should wear a CPAP mask.

...What if you cannot tolerate 
wearing a CPAP?

As an alternative to a CPAP mask, you might be able to wear an oral appliance when you sleep. 

An oral appliance will reposition your jaw slightly forward, allowing you to breathe easier while you sleep. Dr. Whitsitt can customize an oral appliance for you. It could be the alternative you need to wearing a CPAP mask. 

Dr. Whitsitt is Board-Certified by:

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine

What a Sleep Apnea Evaluation Includes:

  1. 1
    A Free consultation with Dr. Whitsitt: He will give you a thorough evaluation and determine if you need to see a sleep specialist. If so, our staff will set up your appointment for you.
  2. 2
    You will be for a sleep appliance: Once your stleep study is completed, Dr. Whitsitt will fit you for a sleep appliance. He will make sure you have a prefect fit.
  3. 3
    Use your appliance at home: Dr. Whitsitt will monitor your sleep progress. He will makde adjustments to your sleep appliance until you have a perfect fit. 

What patients are saying about their sleep apnea treatment with us...

"Dr. Whitsitt diagnosed and successfully treated my sleep apnea..."

This one of the best doctors' offices I' have ever been to.  After suffering for years with severe TMJ and sleep apnea, Dr. Whitsitt was only Dr. to finally diagnose and successfully treat both!  I highly recommend him and his office office!

Merinda o.  Daytona Beach, FL

"Dr. Whitsitt is gentle and compassionate..."

Dr. Whitsitt has been my dentist for over 30 years! He provides excellent dental care and he has a wonderful staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Whitsitt for any dental needs you may have."

Bobbie france   Daytona Beach, FL

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