Sleep Apnea Services

Sleep Apnea Services

Understanding Sleep Apnea

What is it?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder where your upper airway becomes blocked during sleep. It affects your airflow and oxygen intake and, as a result, your breathing stops and starts throughout the night. You may even wake during the night gasping for air or choking.

Some lifestyle habits and risk factors that can increase your chances of suffering from sleep apnea include:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

How sleep apnea can affect your overall health.

Systemic Illness and Disorders to Be Aware Of

The restorative power of sleep cannot be underestimated. Sleep apnea is a serious disruption to normal sleep patterns and can significantly affect your overall health and well-being. The repeated interruptions in your breathing result in fragmented, poor-quality sleep. This can, in turn, lead to other symptoms and systemic illnesses, including:

Cardiovascular Disease
Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to hypertension and heart disease and increase your risk of stroke.

Impaired Cognitive Function
A lack of oxygen intake impairs cognitive performance and function, including memory, concentration, and emotional regulation.

Metabolic Disorders
Research has shown a link between sleep apnea and metabolic issues, such as type 2 diabetes.

bust of head wearing sleep apnea device

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Is it time you had an evaluation?

Like any condition, symptoms may vary among sleep apnea sufferers. While loud snoring is perhaps the most recognizable symptom of sleep apnea, many other symptoms also indicate a sleep apnea evaluation is necessary. These include:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness due to poor sleep quality
  • Observed interruptions to regular breathing patterns during sleep
  • Waking up unexpectedly gasping or choking
  • Headaches experienced in the morning upon awakening
  • Waking up with a dry mouth and/or sore throat
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day
  • Moodiness and irritability due to constant fatigue

Our Sleep Apnea Treatments Help You

Get restful sleep.

Get a good night’s sleep after receiving customized sleep apnea treatment.

Feel more energized.

It’s amazing how much better a person can feel after a good night’s sleep.

Reduce your chances of further health complications.

Effective sleep apnea treatment can reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Improve your quality of life.

Stop hitting the snooze button on life and start enjoying your favorite activities again.

In-Office Sleep Apnea Evaluations

What to Expect

Sleep apnea evaluations at our office start with a conversation between the patient and the doctor. We will ask you questions about your sleep and any symptoms you may have. If sleep apnea is probable, we will send you home with a home-sleep testing unit. This innovative equipment tracks your sleep. An at-home sleep study is much more comfortable and hassle-free compared to in-lab sleep studies that lead straight to a CPAP.

Your at-home sleep study results will be read and interpreted by an experienced team. The CinciSleep team can also refer you to a sleep specialist for further diagnostics if needed.

Your first visit to CinciSleep is absolutely FREE whether you have been diagnosed previously or you are just exploring the possibility you may have sleep apnea.

sleep apnea consultation between Lexi and patient

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Traditional vs. Oral Appliances

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, there are two main treatment options available to you:

  1. Traditional Treatment Through a Sleep Specialist
    Sleep specialists traditionally prescribe CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines to treat sleep apnea. This type of machine consists of a mask over the nose and mouth that is connected to the CPAP machine. The continuous flow of air pressure and oxygen you receive through the machine maintains an open airway while you sleep. CPAPs are effective; however, many patients find the mask restrictive and uncomfortable to wear all night.
  2. An FDA-Approved Oral Appliance
    CinciSleep can make a custom oral appliance (like a mouthpiece) for you to wear while you sleep as a sleep apnea treatment. This appliance will reposition your jaw and open your airway to optimize its function and airflow. Patients with sleep apnea often prefer this noninvasive method because it is more discreet, comfortable, and portable compared to a traditional CPAP machine.

Questions about our

Sleep Apnea Treatments

CinciSleep will take digital scans of your mouth at your consultation appointment. This allows us to create precise 3D models of your mouth and ensure the best possible oral appliance fit.

No, it does not. Not all loud snorers have sleep apnea, and not all people with sleep apnea are loud snorers. If snoring is disrupting your (or your partner’s) sleep, we recommend making an appointment with us so we can investigate your condition further.

Take our online sleep assessment now…

CinciSleep’s online sleep assessment will help you interpret whether your symptoms point to sleep apnea. It’s quick and easy to complete and will only take five minutes of your time. A member of our team will follow up with you about your results within 24 hours.


A fantastic experience! From start to finish, a beautiful high tech office, welcoming staff, all information about their sleep apnea device delivered with care by Lori Kitzmiller, then meeting Dr. Timothy Kitzmiller, whose gentle but enthusiastic demeanor sets one at ease. None better!