Sleep apnea causes countless problems for the sufferer and the people around them. However, many people do not realize they may have sleep apnea. You may be suffering from sleep apnea if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Loud snoring.
- Restless sleep.
- Mood changes.
- Waking up with a dry mouth or throat.
- Waking up with a gasping sensation.
- Excessive sleepiness during the day.
With these symptoms, it is easy to see how sleep apnea can disrupt your daily routines and cause serious problems for your overall health. If you are suffering from these symptoms, call Blue River Dental today for a consultation. We want to help you rest well, so you can be happy and healthy again!
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea, simply put, is a sleep disorder where you stop breathing during the night for various reasons. When the brain senses that you are not breathing, it wakes you up to make sure you resume breathing. These wakings often are so quick that you don’t remember them in the morning, but there can be hundreds throughout each night.
What causes lapses in breathing can vary from patient to patient. Most commonly, the soft tissue of the throat collapses during sleep, obstructing the airway. This is called obstructive sleep apnea.
Simple Solutions for Sleep Apnea
If you suspect you have obstructive sleep apnea or have been previously diagnosed, Blue River Dental has great solutions for you. When you make an appointment, you will discuss your concerns with one of our trained team members. If sleep apnea is suspected, our team will send you home with a small machine that will analyze your sleeping patterns.
Many people assume that sleep apnea requires an intrusive solution or a big machine to fix. However, Blue River Dental uses a small oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
This appliance is similar to a retainer or a mouth guard. It is worn over the teeth at night. It works by preventing the soft tissue in your throat from collapsing and obstructing your breathing, which eliminates your constant waking at night.
Better Rest for Better Health
Well-rested people make better decisions, avoid accidents, and generally enjoy a better quality of life. You need your rest each night to do what you do best! When you can rest at night, you can have both energy and peace of mind.
Untreated sleep apnea can also contribute to other health conditions, like heart disease and high blood pressure. Treating your sleep apnea can help you reduce your risk for these conditions and others.
Our oral appliances may be able to help you get your much-needed sleep, so you are ready to take on your activities while living a healthier lifestyle!
We want to help you get the rest you need! Call Blue River Dental today for a simple and effective sleep apnea solution.