Sleep And Snoring Problems Can Be Helped With Dental Appliances!
Studies have shown that some patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can be caused by a narrow jaw and/or airway and it could be the root cause of OSA, a serious sleep disorder that is associated with a number of chronic, life-threatening health concerns.
If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in health problems including hypertension, stroke, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy (enlargement of the muscle tissue of the heart), heart failure, diabetes, obesity and heart attacks.
You’ve probably heard that regular exercise and a heart-healthy diet are the most important things you can do for your cardiovascular health. As it turns out, though, the quality of sleep you receive is also critical to your heart’s wellbeing.
You might not even know that you have sleep apnea. Your bed partner might notice that your breathing pauses, or they may complain of your loud snoring which is a very common problem.
There are a few ways to treat sleep apnea, such as CPAP and/ or dental sleep appliances. The first step is to do an at home sleep study to diagnose if you have sleep apnea and what is the severity. Ask us about our sleep studies.
Do you usually wake up feeling tired and unrested?
Do you feel drowsy or sleepy during the daytime?
Do you snore?
Do you wake up with headaches?
If you answered yes to any of these questions talk to us about a sleep appliance.