Do you ever find yourself worrying about how well you are actually sleeping? Have you noticed that you wake up in the night more than usual, lately, and possibly even gasping for air? Are you struggling with feelings of general fatigue, difficulties concentrating, or even irritability? Have loved ones expressed concern about the increasing loudness of your snoring? If so, have you considered that all of these concerns could actually be linked to one serious medical condition, Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA is like many sleeping disorders, in that it can have far-reaching impact on one’s overall health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, OSA, in particular, can be dangerous since it is marked by momentarily lapses in judgment. To help protect your overall health, then, as well as to increase the productiveness of your sleep, it is wise to speak with your dentist about whether OSA could be the root cause of your troubles, and if so, what could be done to help you start sleeping better soon.
Why to Consider CPAP Alternatives?
Many people have heard of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines as commonly recommended forms of Sleep Apnea treatment. Unfortunately, many people find these machines cumbersome, since they involve sleeping with a mask on, and connected to a machine that can make rather large noises as it pumps air. This can be problematic for both the wearer of the CPAP mask, and any loved ones nearby.
What Are the Other Options for Treatment?
This is why many dentists offer less invasive alternatives to CPAP machines, namely sleep appliances like a SomnoDent Sleep Solution. These devices are designed similar to custom mouthguards, however they serve a very different purpose. Sleep devices help to keep soft tissues clear of one’s passageway so that patients can breathe clearly, without any gaps.
Over time, this can help to greatly increase the effectiveness of one’s sleep, and the safety of it, as well.
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!