When a Spring, TX, resident sees us about sleep troubles, we often offer a unique and comfortable solution. If we find you’re suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), we may recommend a custom-made and personalized sleep appliance. How do these oral appliances stop sleep apnea and help our patients rest easier?
The Indicators (and Dangers) Of Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea means your breathing becomes obstructed in the night. Sufferers stop breathing for brief periods due to the collapse of soft tissues in the mouth and throat restricting airflow. The brain wakes them after picking up on the drop in oxygen. While a people may feel like they slept the night before, the episodes of waking and falling back asleep prevent them from obtaining the deep, uninterrupted sleep needed to function during the day. Over time, lack of proper rest could lead to moodiness, difficulty staying awake behind the wheel, a strained immune and cardiovascular system, and a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart disease. Seeking treatment is crucial for maintaining good overall health.
Creating Your Appliance
If you begin to experience common waning signs, such a chronic snoring, headaches, dry mouth, and waking up choking or struggling to breathe, then let us know. We will use a home sleep test to accurately diagnose the issue with precision. If we find you need treatment, our team may suggest a custom-made solution. The oral appliance will be created based on detailed measurements and impressions taken of your smile. Once complete, you will begin the wearing the appliance each night. The device fits like a mouthguard and helps reposition the jaw, keeping airways open and allowing you to breathe without interruption, enjoying a good night’s rest.
The Benefits of a Personalized Sleep Solution
The device fits comfortably, as each one is designed for a specific patient. Unlike CPAP machine, there is no need to wear a mask over the nose and mouth or endure a loud machine. As you begin to breathe without interruption, you enjoy a full night’s rest, which helps reduce the risk of moodiness or difficulty concentrating at work or school. You then enjoy a better quality of life. If you have any questions about our oral appliances, or if you think you may need treatment for OSA, then contact our team today to schedule a diagnosis. Don’t let your overall health suffer due to the presence of OSA.
Ready to Treat Your Sleep Troubles?
Our team is ready to help you enjoy a good night’s rest, one free of OSA-related interruption. For more information on personalized treatment options or our home sleep test, please call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.