Do you frequently wake up feeling tired, and even irritated, no matter how many hours of sleep you got? Are you frequently bothered by headaches, especially in the morning? Have you recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure or even depression? Many people don’t realize that these can all be symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition that affects millions of American adults. Sleep apnea is a condition marked by episodes of trouble breathing, as one sleeps, which can negatively impact the effectiveness of one’s rest, as well as his or her overall health. Fortunately, if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, a dentist can likely help.
A Dentist Can Help Treat Your OSA
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines, commonly called CPAP machines, are one of the most commonly recommended ways of treating OSA. Unfortunately, many patients find these machines are cumbersome. The masks can be difficult to adjust to wearing, and the machines themselves can be loud, which can affect more than just the wearer of the device. It can negatively impact loved ones sleeping nearby, as well.
Fortunately, there is a less invasive treatment option that dentists can offer their patients, and that is a customized sleep appliance, such as a SomnoDent Sleep Solution, which is similar to a mouthguard. These devices work by helping to keep the jaw positioned in a way that allows for easy and continuous airflow, as one sleeps.
To determine if a sleep appliance could help treat your sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with your dentist.
About Your Spring, TX, Sleep Experts:
At Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. We also offer customized, expert sleep solutions to help you alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!