Sleep apnea can be a fatal disease if it is not treated. Because you stop breathing multiple (sometimes hundreds) of times during the night, you are relying on your body’s ability to wake up and regulate your breathing again. If this does not happen or too much stress is put on your cardiovascular system, you could die in your sleep. Since this is not likely something anyone wants to experience, it is important to recognize the signs of sleep apnea:
- Complaints of your loud snoring throughout the night
- Chronic dry or sore throat
- Feeling like you never truly sleep
- Difficulty concentrating throughout the day
- Hard time recollecting things
- Feelings of insomnia
If you notice any of these signs or a partner mentions that you were tossing and turning a lot or that he/she was worried about your breathing, it is time to get a checkup. If you are told that you have sleep apnea, you have options. You are not restricted to invasive surgery or the CPAP mask that makes sleeping next to impossible. We offer a dental appliance that fits neatly into your mouth and helps to position the tongue and jaw to remove the restrictions from your airway, enabling you to get a peaceful night’s sleep. This method is not for everyone, but if it works for you, it can be successful and comfortable!
Please call us today for your sleep apnea dental evaluation and we will help you get back to sleep!