AIRWAY/TOTAL HEALTH

 

 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT:
sleep tight and wake up with a smile

About 20 million Americans suffer from snoring, daytime drowsiness, irritability, fatigue, forgetfulness, falling asleep at inappropriate times or sudden waking, choking, coughing or gasping, caused by sleep apnea.

It’s time to get a handle on the problem and experience: The Rest of Your Life.

Many people don’t even know they have a problem, so they live day in and day out feeling tired, irritable and forgetful.

While you sleep, oral structures can relax and partially block your airway. When this happens, your breath vibrates loose tissues as it is forced in and out of the body. Snoring is the sound produced by the vibrations.

Sleep apnea literally means that you stop breathing while you sleep. Instead of partial blockage, relaxed or improperly positioned oral structures completely block your airway. In many cases, sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing for periods of 10 seconds or longer and this happens repeatedly throughout the night.

When your brain senses oxygen deficiency, it alerts your body to wake up and take a breath. Some people wake up just enough to disrupt deep REM sleep, while others awake fully and quickly, choking or gasping for air.

Without sufficient REM sleep, the human body and brain simply don’t function at a high level.

Fortunately, we can help.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is often caused when the lower jaw relaxes and soft tissues in the throat move in front of the airway. As a dentist, we understand the anatomy of oral structures, including the jaw (mandible).

Our sleep apnea and snoring patients have found great success with the oral appliances we offer that hold the lower jaw slightly forward and help prevent airway blockage.

The oral appliance resembles a sports mouth guard and it’s comfortable to wear. It keeps the airway open so that you can sleep comfortably with no disruptions.

 

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AIRWAY/TOTAL HEALTH

SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT:
sleep tight and wake up with a smile

About 20 million Americans suffer from snoring, daytime drowsiness, irritability, fatigue, forgetfulness, falling asleep at inappropriate times or sudden waking, choking, coughing or gasping, caused by sleep apnea.

It’s time to get a handle on the problem and experience: The Rest of Your Life.

Many people don’t even know they have a problem, so they live day in and day out feeling tired, irritable and forgetful.

While you sleep, oral structures can relax and partially block your airway. When this happens, your breath vibrates loose tissues as it is forced in and out of the body. Snoring is the sound produced by the vibrations.

Sleep apnea literally means that you stop breathing while you sleep. Instead of partial blockage, relaxed or improperly positioned oral structures completely block your airway. In many cases, sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing for periods of 10 seconds or longer and this happens repeatedly throughout the night.

When your brain senses oxygen deficiency, it alerts your body to wake up and take a breath. Some people wake up just enough to disrupt deep REM sleep, while others awake fully and quickly, choking or gasping for air.

Without sufficient REM sleep, the human body and brain simply don’t function at a high level.

Fortunately, we can help.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is often caused when the lower jaw relaxes and soft tissues in the throat move in front of the airway. As a dentist, we understand the anatomy of oral structures, including the jaw (mandible).

Our sleep apnea and snoring patients have found great success with the oral appliances we offer that hold the lower jaw slightly forward and help prevent airway blockage.

The oral appliance resembles a sports mouth guard and it’s comfortable to wear. It keeps the airway open so that you can sleep comfortably with no disruptions.