Sleep apnea is characterized by loud snoring and an inability to feel fully rested, even after a full night of sleep. This condition is common, as it affects more than 200,000 patients a year. With our oral appliances, we can position your jaw in a way that allows you to get the rest you need.
The symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, irritability, morning headaches, and even elevated blood pressure levels. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that is most commonly found in men, and age and obesity also play factors.
The condition causes pauses in breathing while you sleep. These pauses can last several seconds, and in order to break the pause in breathing, your body subtly wakes itself up to reposition yourself or reset your breathing. This causes you to feel like you have slept a full night of sleep, but in reality, it will be difficult to reach those deeper levels of sleep you need to feel fully rested.
At Deluxe Dental, we can provide our patients with an oral appliance to treat sleep apnea. Oral appliances are devices that can be worn over the teeth to position your jaw in a way to promotes open airways and prevents those pauses in breathing. In many cases, with the use of an oral appliance, you’ll be able to breathe normally throughout the night, allowing you to reach deep levels of sleep and giving you the rest you need!
To treat your snoring and get the rest you deserve, please give our dental office a call. You can reach us at (208) 219-7604 to schedule an appointment today.