Types of sleep disorders

Scottsdale Sleep Solutions is a comprehensive dental sleep medicine facility in Scottsdale, Arizona that provide high-quality treatment for many types of sleep disorders. Our services include many types of portable and comfortable oral appliances and  related therapies, as well as other types of sleep disorder treatments that will give you the peaceful rest you are seeking. Whether it is teeth grinding or moving during your sleep, our sleep disorder treatments allow many people and their loved ones to finally have peace of mind. Our intention is for you to feel safe and secure falling asleep. There are many different types of sleep disorders, such as:

  • Insomnia
  • Snoring
  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) (commonly seen in women)
  • Hypopnea (Partial blockage of the airway) 
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea  (Complete blockage of the airway)
  • Central Sleep Apnea (A condition where the brain fails to signal a breath)
  • Mixed Sleep Apnea (A combination of central and obstructive apneas)
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

The types of sleep disorders and their severity differs from person to person. While some disorders might cause an individual to have trouble falling asleep at night, another type of sleep disorder can have an individual feeling drowsy all day, even though they slept 7-8 hours the previous night. For some people, recognizing they are suffering from a sleep disorder is quite apparent. For others, the sleep disorder grows gradually over time, so they accept it as “normal.”

The key to receiving treatment for your sleep disorder is to first recognize the symptoms so that a proper diagnosis can be sought. Here are some common symptoms of sleep disorders:

  • Waking up and gasping for breath
  • Sleeping at the wrong times
  • Hitting/kicking your bed partner/restless leg
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • GERD
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness/(somnolence)
  • Hyperactivity or ADHD
  • Irritability
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease/congestive heart
  • Grinding of teeth
  • TMJ syndrome/jaw joint soreness and clicking
  • Large oral Tori  excess bone in the jaws
  • Broken teeth, fillings, loose teeth and restorations
  • Crowded teeth
  • Snoring
  • Talking/walking in your sleep
  • Difficulty falling asleep/insomnia


As a leading provider of dental solutions for sleep disordered breathing in Scottsdale it is possible for many patients to receive a test for their sleep disorders at home and a viable recommendation to resolve it, however, some people may require testing in a medical sleep center.

Not getting enough sleep can not only disturb your day, but it affects your personality and energy level. Let us help get you get back on track.

Our Scottsdale sleep center was born from our passion to help individuals with many types of sleep disorders. It is our privilege to offer a service that supports treatment for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea as-well-as the teeth and jaw joint damage it causes.

Want to make an appointment? Call 480-990-1905. Our friendly staff will be here to help you.