Sleep Apnea and Snoring

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Sleep Apnea/Snoring

Has someone close to you told you that you are snoring? Or, do you often find yourself waking up from a sound sleep, gasping for air? If so, our dentist can help you. We understand the causes of sleep apnea and snoring and can offer just the right dental solution to stop the disruption to your sleep.

Snoring Is No Laughing Matter

People often like to joke about snoring. They may tease you if they find out you snore. But, snoring is not at all funny. Sleep apnea, one of the primary causes for snoring, is a very serious condition. It causes gaps in your ability to breathe because your throat muscles collapse and shut off your airway. The resulting medical problems range from the mildly uncomfortable and annoying to serious, life-threatening conditions.

Protecting Your Health

Sleep apnea treatment can:

  • Prevent congestive heart failure, heart attack and stroke
  • Decrease high blood pressure
  • Reduce symptoms of acid reflux
  • Make it easier to control high blood sugar and body weight
  • Help you overcome impotence
  • Reduce the risk of anxiety, depression, and dementia
  • Reduce the severity of respiratory diseases including asthma
  • Reduce the driving accidents
  • Improve your memory and reflexes

 Custom-Fitting a Sleep Apnea Dental Device

Fortunately, you can avoid the medical problems sleep apnea can cause. We can create and custom-fit a dental device that helps you get the air you need while you sleep. Sleep apnea dental devices provide a quieter, more comfortable alternative to the CPAP machines doctors often prescribe to sleep apnea sufferers. And, unlike the devices you might see on TV or on store shelves, the devices we create for you are backed by science, custom-fitted and adjustable to your mouth to ensure your comfort, well-being and safety.

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Alleviating Symptoms of Oxygen Deprivation

As you use your professional-quality sleep apnea dental device, you are likely to notice some major changes in your daily comfort. Since sleep apnea always causes some level of oxygen deprivation, treating it can eliminate many problems that are associated with not getting enough air into your lungs. Painful headaches often disappear if they were caused by lack of oxygen. And with no more gasping or snoring during the night, you can wake up feeling less stressed and anxious.

Keeping You Safer On the Road

Sleep apnea disrupts your deepest, most restful sleep. Because we fully comprehend the ramifications of sleep apnea, we understand why you might have problems with your driving from time to time. You might experience symptoms like slow reflexes and impaired judgment at times, even if you do not realize it at the moment. When this happens, your driving ability can become impaired to the point that you are more likely to have auto accidents. You might even fall asleep while driving if you get tired enough. Our sleep apnea devices can help you overcome these dangers by allowing you to get the sleep you need.

Giving You Quiet, Restful Sleep

In addition to overcoming your medical and safety issues related to sleep apnea, there is nothing quite as refreshing as getting a good night’s sleep. When you choose our dentist-approved and custom-fitted dental devices, you are saying yes to the most restful sleep you have had since the symptoms of your sleep apnea started. You can not only snooze happily at night, but you can also stay awake and alert throughout the day, with no need for long naps during the day.