Do you consistently find it difficult to sleep soundly, feel fatigued and sluggish during the day, or have been told you snore? You may be suffering from sleep apnea. While sleep apnea affects millions of patients each year, it goes undiagnosed in many cases, despite having significant long-term consequences to oral and overall health. Chronic sleep apnea disturbs the deep and regenerative sleep needed for the body to fully rest and recharge in order to function energetically throughout the day.
Treating sleep apnea can not only help you maintain better sleep at night, but reduces your risk for associated health concerns, including chronic fatigue and depression. We take a personalized approach to your treatment with custom mouthguards, ensuring care is tailored to your situation and produces the most beneficial long-term improvements to your sleep and health.
Sleep Apnea explained
The most common form of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, is characterized by routine and frequent cessations in breathing when the upper airway is blocked. This is oftentimes due to the tongue and surrounding soft tissue falling backward during a relaxed sleep state. A partially blocked airway induces snoring, while full obstruction can leave patients routinely waking throughout the night gasping for breath. Most of our patients benefit from custom mouthguards, minimally invasive solutions that provide a beneficial alternative to patients who may be CPAP intolerant or have mild to moderate sleep apnea. Mouthguards keep the jaw in a forward position during sleep. This ensures that no obstruction to the airway occurs, helping to reduce snoring and breathing cessations throughout the night. With proper sleep apnea treatment, you can enjoy more restful sleep, better energy throughout the day, and a healthier life!