If you make choking or gagging sounds in your sleep, or if you frequently wake up with a sore throat, you may be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea. This condition is caused when something—usually your throat tissues or tongue—obscures your airway as you sleep. At Dental Associates of Manchester, our dentists can create a custom sleep appliance to keep your airway clear and allow you to breathe easily. Our doctors invite you to contact us soon if you would like to learn more about how we can help you with sleep apnea in Manchester, Iowa.