Sleep apnea is a condition where you experience one or more pauses in your breathing while you sleep. It’s typically caused by blocked airways or failed signals between the brain and breathing muscles. What are the effects? Many people who suffer from sleep apnea wake up multiple times during the night and have trouble staying in a deep sleep. Your brain won’t receive enough oxygen which can cause excessive tiredness or lack of focus during the day. Sleep apnea may lead to more serious health concerns such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart failure.
At Parkside Family Dental, we offer customized, non-invasive sleep apnea appliances and snoring solutions.
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Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Self-diagnosis of sleep apnea can be difficult because it occurs while you are asleep. But, there are some signs of sleep apnea you can look out for when you’re awake:
- Waking up due to shortness of breath
- Dry mouth or sore throat
- Lack of energy during the day
- Mood changes
Another symptom of sleep apnea is loud or frequent snoring. While you don’t necessarily notice it while you’re sleeping, a friend or family member may have pointed it out to you.
Sleep Apnea Solutions
There are different sleep apnea solutions available depending on the type and severity of your sleep apnea. We offer personalized sleep apnea devices that reposition your jaw so your airway doesn’t collapse while you sleep. The device is a mouthpiece that forms to your teeth like a mouthguard as opposed to the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine that’s worn externally with a facemask and tubes for airflow.
We design your sleep apnea device with your comfort in mind so it doesn’t bother you during the night. Many patients find the sleep apnea device to be a more comfortable and convenient treatment option.
Sleep disorders are more common than you might think. Dr. Anthony Nettey-Marbell is trained in sleep apnea oral appliance therapy and can design a sleep apnea device that’s fit for you.
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