Does your breathing repeatedly stop and start during sleep? This can be caused a potentially serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles around the tongue and throat relax to the point that it causes the tissues to block airflow to the lungs while you sleep.
How Do You Know If You May Have Sleep Apnea?
You may snore loudly – You may feel tired even after a full nights sleep – Breathing cessation during sleep – a morning headache – difficulty staying asleep – waking suddenly, followed by shortness of breath If you experience any of the following, it’s best to speak to your family doctor to get properly diagnosed. If your doctor has told you that you suffer from sleep apnea, it’s time to start exploring your options.
Our Office Is Now Providing Appliances That Help With Snoring!
The first step would include an initial consultation to speak with our dentists. In this consultation, you’ll get fitted for your device, ask any questions that you may have and be informed of any pertinent information. The mandibular advancement device brings the lower jaw forward while wearing the appliance. This opens up your airway and allows oxygen to flow freely, allowing you to breathe better. If a sleep apnea appliance is something that you would like to seriously consider to aid with your sleep disorder, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Ellis Dental.