Sleep Apnea Therapy
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder when one’s breathing stops for short periods while sleeping. Since sleep apnea occurs when the patient is unconscious, many are unaware they have the condition. Luckily there are symptoms associated with sleep apnea that occur while awake. These symptoms include:
- Excessive moodiness or irritability
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty falling sleeping
- Chronic headaches when waking up
Oftentimes, bed partners will comment that one with undiagnosed sleep apnea snores loudly or wakes up gasping for air.
Why should we treat Sleep apnea?
Sleep Apnea should be treated to help the patient have a more restful sleep. Sleep apnea has been linked to the following:
- Stroke (Untreated sleep apnea patients are 3 times more likely to have a stroke).
- Heart Attacks
- Acid Reflux
- Automobile Accidents
Dental Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea sufferers can seek treatment from trained dental professionals. Dental appliances are customized to fit the individual. These devices help maintain one's airway during sleep and allow one to enjoy a more restful sleep..