Sleep Apnea and Snoring Therapy
Do you routinely catch yourself falling asleep at your desk at work? Have friends, family members, or co-workers noticed a change in your mood or overall temperament? Does your partner constantly complain about your snoring? Are you feeling like you just aren’t sleeping at night, even though you can’t remember tossing or turning? Regardless, it’s possible that you could still have a common but underdiagnosed condition known as sleep apnea.
If you have sleep apnea, it’s impossible to sleep peacefully through the night. The reason is that you actually stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer while you’re asleep. As a result, your brain wakes you up throughout the night so you can breathe, leaving you feeling unrested in the morning, as if you hadn’t slept at all.
What’s causing you to stop breathing? Very often the reason that patients with sleep apnea stop breathing is that one or more important airways have become blocked. That’s why one form of sleep apnea is known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The reasons behind the blockage can vary. One is swelling, but another is that the tongue or the lower jaw is getting in the way, causing your sleep apnea and one of the condition’s most common symptoms—snoring.
If you know you have a problem with snoring, daytime drowsiness, a lack of concentration, memory loss, or accidents at work or behind wheel, sleep apnea may be the reason why. But the good news is that sleep apnea isn’t just something you have to live with. Let Mountainside Family Dental be your Ahwatukee sleep apnea dentist. With a custom-made oral appliance from our office, you and your partner can enjoy the restful night of sleep you’ve both been missing. That’s because of how an oral appliance works. Custom-made to fit your smile, your oral appliance will reposition your tongue or lower jaw, keeping important airways clear throughout the night.
But how can you know if you have sleep apnea? An official diagnosis will need to be made, but one way to tell is if you suffer from any of the symptoms described above. What’s more, sleep apnea can also lead to other more serious health problems, like high blood pressure or heart problems. But if you already know that you have a snoring problem, and you spend nearly every day feeling like a zombie at work, that’s a good indication that something isn’t right. Just because you don’t remember waking up at night doesn’t mean that you aren’t at least moving to a lighter stage of sleep in order to breathe. If you routinely experience any of the symptoms we’ve mentioned, seek turn to Mountainside Family Dental for your Ahwatukee snoring therapy. With a simple, non-surgical therapy like an oral appliance, our doctors can provide the relief you’ve dreamed about.
Do you need help treating sleep apnea or snoring? Mountainside Family Dental can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment. Our office provides snoring and sleep apnea therapy for patients from Mesa Queen Creek, and surrounding areas.