We Can Help With Your Sleep Apnea Condition!
Sleep apnea is a surprisingly common condition with symptoms including loss of sleep, snoring and bad headaches. It has a variety of potential causes, with treatment options that include custom-shaped dental devices for less-serious symptoms and CPAP devices for symptoms that are more extreme in nature.
The single most common cause of sleep apnea is a narrowing of your airways as you sleep, which limits the supply of oxygen to the brain. This happens because the muscles that control the tongue start to relax, which makes the tongue fall into the back of the throat and block your breathing.
People who suffer from sleep apnea may also arise from their REM sleep without actually completely waking up, giving them the illusion that they enjoyed a full night of sleep but not giving them any of its actual benefits. Many individuals will find themselves nonplussed as to why they wake up in the morning still feeling completely exhausted.
Here in Aptos, we can help with the treatment of mild to moderate forms of sleep apnea by fitting our patients with custom dental mouthpieces. This equipment ensures that your jaw and tongue will stay in their proper alignment, preventing the restriction of breathing and giving you the ability to sleep soundly through the night. You wear the device all night long, and don’t worry — after the first night or two, you’ll hardly even notice it’s there. However, please note that occasional visits to the dentist might be necessary to adjust your equipment as needed.
If you are waking up tired, suddenly awaken by your own snoring, or experiencing headaches and fatigue, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. We encourage you to contact our office at Info@CreekViewDentistry.com or 831.688.6531. We look forward to helping you solve your sleep apnea-related challenges.