Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) leads to trouble resting and the onset of serious complications, many of which impact our immune and cardiovascular systems. How does a personalized sleep solution work, and when should you seek treatment from your Spring, TX, dentists? Find out we treat OSA with our custom oral appliances.
Why Does Sleep Apnea Need Treatment?
Sleep apnea means frequently at night the soft tissues in your throat and mouth become too relaxed, collapsing and blocking airflow. You stop breathing for a moment, until the brain wakes you to resume. For many, this happens several times a night and even though sufferers may not remember it, this can lead to exhaustion the next day. Over time, these episodes strain the immune system, so you may become sick more frequently. In addition, the disorder could also strain your cardiovascular system, boosting the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. You should see us for a diagnosis and to discuss treatment if you suffer from chronic snoring, wake in the night frequently, find yourself suddenly choking or gasping for breath at night, wake with dry mouth, experience headaches and migraines, or suffer from irritability and difficulty concentrating on tasks. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, then please contact our team today.
How Do You Create an Appliance?
We start by taking detailed images, impressions, and measurements of your entire smile. Using the information we gathered, we will also factor in the cause and severity of your sleep apnea. We will create a custom-made device to help treat your OSA and return your ability to rest all night without interruption. We could also suggest changes to your lifestyle, such as cutting back on caffeinated products, maintaining a regular sleep schedule, avoiding screens before bed time, consuming less alcohol, and making other positive changes to your pre-bedtime routine.
How Will This Improve Sleep?
The appliance will look similar to a mouthguard and will be worn as you sleep at night. During your rest, the device actually repositions the jaw to prevent the collapse of soft tissues. This keeps an apneic episode from occurring, so you can reach the deeper levels of sleep and avoid the complications and symptoms of OSA. If you have any questions about how we identify and treat sleep apnea, then please contact our team today. We would love to help you and your family enjoy a better night’s rest.
Do You Need an Oral Appliance?
If you have poor sleep, then you may need treatment with a custom solution. To learn more about identifying and treating OSA, call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.