What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects around 22 million Americans.
Those who suffer from sleep apnea experience pauses in breathing, as well as shallow breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea pauses last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, and they can happen up to 30 times or more every hour. Oftentimes, normal breathing will restart each time with a snore or choking sound.
Sleep apnea moves you between deep sleep and light sleep constantly throughout the night. It is also a noisy sleeping disorder. The combination of light sleeping and loud noises leaves you and your loved ones feeling tired and lethargic the next day. If left untreated, this chronic lack of rest can also lead to serious health problems.
How Sleep Apnea Affects You
Sleep deprivation will sap the physical and mental energy that you need to be productive each day. It also makes it difficult to focus and slows your reflexes. This can make it challenging to make good decisions, as well as increase the likelihood of you getting into an accident. Your performance in school or work, as well as the performance and success of your loved ones, can be seriously hindered by sleep apnea. Over time, sleep apnea may also cause the following health conditions:
- Heart disease.
- Heart attack.
- High blood pressure.
- Weight gain.
- Worsening of ADHD.
Sleep Apnea Appliances and Treatment
Fortunately, we offer a convenient and simple way to allow you and your family to start sleeping well again! At our practice, we offer a state-of-the-art sleep apnea treatment using oral appliances.
Oral sleep apnea appliances are custom-made just for you using a mold to get the perfect shape for your teeth and mouth. Sleep apnea appliances are easy to wear, care for, and maintain. You place your sleep apnea appliance into your mouth just like a mouthguard and wear it throughout the night.
The appliance will increase the size of the airway by holding the jaw forward, making it easier to breathe freely and quietly throughout the night.
Sleep Better, Feel Better With Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you are interested in a sleep apnea treatment that will help you achieve better rest, call us at our office. It’s time to take back your focus and your health. Give us a call today at Quality Dental Care and set up an appointment.
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