Sleep Apnea Dentistry
Do you go through your days feeling tired and having difficulty focusing? Do you wake up with headaches or a sore, dry throat? Does your spouse complain about your snoring? These problems could be caused by sleep apnea, a common problem that requires special attention from a dentist trained in sleep apnea therapy.
The symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring
- Long breathing pauses
- Gasping for breath in your sleep
- Waking up out of breath
- Daytime fatigue and drowsiness for no apparent reason
- Restless sleep
- Moodiness or depression
- Frequent waking in the night
- Difficulty concentrating during the day
Obstructive sleep apnea is generally caused by soft oral tissues collapsing the airway. Therefore, sleep apnea therapy is designed to keep the airway clear to prevent the pauses in breathing that characterize sleep apnea.
Intraoral sleep apnea theray appliances help to keep the tongue out of the airway giving you a better night's sleep.
If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea, it is important to get checked out. Reserve an appointment today to discuss available options.