Is there anything better than a good night’s sleep? Few things can make you feel healthier, or even younger, than getting a quality night of rest. Unfortunately many adults struggle to get those eight hours, no matter how early they go to bed, or how many tricks they use to try to sleep better. That’s because a warm glass of milk or counting hundreds of sheep cannot address common sleep problems, like sleep apnea. This condition can cause a person to stop breathing numerous times throughout the night, causing tiredness and irritability, to name just a few of the common side effects. Fortunately, your dentist may be able to help! Many people don’t realize that the most frequent causes of sleep apnea can often be addressed through simple, minimally-invasive dental treatment. So if you feel tired all the time, and are wondering what can be done to improve your rest, it is time to see a dentist about what could help you sleep more soundly!
How an Oral Appliance Can Help
Though CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) technology has become one popular way to treat sleeping disorders, in recent years, it is not the only or even the most effective way, in some cases, to address sleep apnea.
In fact, many patients actually prefer the comfort and simplicity of a SomnoDent oral appliance, which can still improve sleep, but often with less side effects and adjustments.
Common complaints with CPAP masks, include problems getting the masks to fit securely, dry mouth, leaky masks, and trouble falling asleep, often because of the awkward fit or cumbersome nature of the mask itself.
A SomnoDent oral appliance, however, is simple and less obtrusive, allowing many patients to sleep more comfortably, while effectively addressing their sleep apnea. A custom-fit oral appliance works by helping to keep the lower jaw in slightly forward position, which should still be comfortable, but actually helps to keep the passageways clear during sleep. Obtrusions are the cause of sleep apnea, and sufferers can experience anywhere from five to 100 episodes in a single hour, drastically impacting the quality of one’s sleep.
So if you know your sleep could use some improvement, don’t wait any longer to talk with your dentist about the potential benefits of using a SomnoDent oral appliance.
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!