Now that we’re midway through November, this means the end of 2019 is right around the corner. Before the year ends, why not see your Spring, TX, dentists about your sleep difficulties? Our team employs unique home sleep tests and custom treatment options to address sleep apnea and snoring, helping you obtain better rest!
Warning Signs of Snoring and Sleep Apnea
How do you know if you suffer from these common sleep issues? Well, your significant other will likely let you know if you snore, otherwise, watch for dry mouth in the mornings, headaches, daytime drowsiness, waking suddenly in the night choking or gasping for air, moodiness, and difficulty focusing at work or school. If you experience these issues, then let us know. We can use a home sleep test, a small device that sits at your bedside and measures your blood oxygen levels and breathing exertion, to identify the presence of a disorder that requires treatment.
Causes and Dangers
Snoring happens when airways are partially blocked by oral tissues as we sleep. Apneic episodes happen when soft tissues in the throat and mouth collapse during sleep and completely block airflow, so people literally stop breathing at night until the brain wakes them to start breathing again. Many don’t remember being woken, but this happens enough to prevent them from reaching REM sleep and feeling rested and relaxed. Over time, these difficulties could strain the immune system, causing more frequent illness. They child also causes problems for our cardiovascular system, increasing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and eventually, heart attack and stroke.
We don’t have to rely on a noisy and cumbersome CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea and stop your snoring. Instead, we can create a comfortable and convenient personalized sleep device. We first take detailed impressions and images of your smile, using this information to create a device that fits like a mouthguard and is worn as you sleep. The device moves the jaw to help keep airways open and prevent obstruction. People breathe without interruption during the night, and feel rested the next day. We can also discuss other changes to your routine, like resting on your side instead of your back, and maintaining a regular sleep schedule, going to bed and waking up at the same times every day. If you have any questions, or if you would like to set up a consultation, then contact our team today.
Improving Your Ability to Sleep
We would like to help you enjoy a better night’s rest and avoid the serious consequences of sleep apnea. To learn more about our diagnostic and treatment options, then call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.