Do you wake up after a night’s sleep without feeling refreshed in the morning? If your answer is yes, there’s a chance that you’re among the millions across the nation who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. As a chronic condition which disrupts your natural sleeping patterns, one of the telltale symptoms of 08816 sleep apnea is difficulty getting a restorative night’s rest. If you’ve been experiencing chronic fatigue, abrupt awakenings throughout the night, or receiving complaints about your loud or frequent snoring, it’s an excellent idea to have yourself evaluated for sleep apnea. At Summerhill Dental Excellence, our experienced dentist is equipped to provide oral appliance therapy for mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea.
When we sleep, the soft tissues of the mouth and throat relax. When they relax to the point of obstructing the airway, vibration can occur as the air tries to pass through, resulting in snoring. Unlike primary snoring—a harmless, albeit not victimless condition—mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea is caused when the airway restricts the flow of oxygen to the brain. This can occur hundreds of times throughout the night, for anywhere from a few seconds to minutes in length. Restricted oxygen flow to the brain can result in a variety of short term and long-term symptoms. In the short term, sufferers of 08816 sleep apnea commonly report difficulty concentrating, irritability, memory loss, and daytime fatigue. Over time, studies have linked obstructive sleep apnea to increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, Dr. Lerner can customize an oral appliance to wear while you sleep. Carefully designed to safely and comfortably keep your jaw in a forward position, oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment for keeping your airway open throughout the night.
If you believe that you’re exhibiting symptoms of 08816 sleep apnea, plan on having yourself evaluated. To learn more about our dental sleep medicine services, call Summerhill Dental Excellence today!
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