Sleep Apnea Solutions
Are you tired of sleepless nights and waking up feeling exhausted? Say goodbye to sleep stress and groggy mornings as our dental team is here to introduce you to effective solutions for sleep apnea—a sleep disorder that can disrupt your health and well-being.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea disrupts your breathing patterns during sleep by causing interruptions in the airflow. When you suffer from this sleep disorder, your throat muscles relax and block the airway, leading to brief pauses in breathing. These pauses can happen multiple times throughout the night, causing disruptions in your sleep cycle, anxiety, and tiredness after waking up.
There are different types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the throat muscles relax and block the airway during sleep. In people with central sleep apnea (CSA), the brain doesn't send necessary signals to the muscles responsible for breathing, resulting in interrupted breathing patterns. Finally, complex sleep apnea syndrome combines both.
Common Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Recognizing sleep apnea symptoms is crucial for early diagnosis and effective treatment. Common symptoms include:
- Loud snoring
- Abrupt awakenings choking or gasping
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Difficulty concentrating
- Frequent nighttime urination
Not everyone with sleep apnea snores; some symptoms may be subtle or mistaken for other health issues.
Should You Seek Treatment?
Sleep apnea can have severe implications for your health, such as an increased risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, and car accidents due to excessive daytime sleepiness. If you or a loved one presents sleep apnea symptoms, please seek professional help.
What Can We Do to Help?
At Jenkins Family Dentistry, we have comprehensive sleep apnea solutions tailored to your needs. Our experienced dental team will conduct an oral exam to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
You can benefit from Medicare-approved Panthera Oral Appliances, which alleviate snoring and help control other sleep apnea symptoms. We also offer specialized Silent Nite mouthguards for patients primarily concerned with snoring issues.
Are You Looking for Sleep Apnea Solutions?
Sleep apnea shouldn't compromise your well-being. If you suffer from sleep apnea, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Contact us today to restore a restful night's sleep.