08 May A Simple Oral Appliance Brings Sleep Apnea Relief
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder, and one in which you actually stop breathing several times a night. Without treatment, the disorder could leave you exhausted and even strain your heart and immune systems. Fortunately, our Dallas, TX holistic dental practice can bring relief to chronic snoring and OSA with a simple and custom oral appliance.
Snoring and Other Warning Signs
Do you often snore at night? If so, this could potentially be a warning sign of a serious sleep disorder. You see, we snore when our air passages are partially blocked by collapsed soft tissues. As we force air through, this creates a loud sound. With OSA, these air passages are blocked completely, so no air gets through. The brain wakes you once it registers the drop in oxygen, so you can resume breathing. This happens hundreds of times a night, even if you don’t recall. Warning signs also include daytime exhaustion, dry mouth, headaches, waking suddenly in the night gasping for air or choking, and irritability. When you encounter similar symptoms, or if a significant other complains about your snoring, then see us right away!
The Benefits of Treatment
OSA interrupts your sleep cycle multiple times each night, leaving you exhausted and impacting how well you function during the day. But long term, this could also place serious strain on your immune system leaving you more vulnerable to illness. The stress on your cardiovascular system could also mean a high risk of hypertension, heart disease, and in some cases, stroke, and heart attack. Treatment helps you rest easier, and also protects your overall health in the process.
Stopping OSA with a Custom Oral Appliance
How do we stop an issue like OSA? Instead of relying on a loud and uncomfortable CPAP machine, we provide a less invasive alternative with an oral appliance. With the SomnoDent MAS™ oral appliance, we have a custom-fitted device that fits like a mouthguard. Worn as you sleep, this clinically-tested device actually shifts your jaw to help prevent the collapse of soft tissues. You breathe easily, without snoring and without interruptions to your sleep cycle. We often prescribe this for those with sleep apnea in the mild or moderate range. If you have any questions about taking on your OSA and ensuring a good night’s rest again, then give us a call today!
Talk To Your Dallas, TX Holistic Dentist Offers Sleep Apnea Solutions
A good night’s rest is essential for good quality of life, so don’t ignore your sleep apnea-related symptoms. Which is why we want to treat your disorder and help you enjoy better rest. For more information on our sleep treatments and other oral health procedures, call our Dallas, TX dental office at (972) 458-2464.