Have you started to suffer from a lack of energy during the day? Have you begun to feel like you barely got a wink of sleep even though you got your usual eight hours? Has your significant other been banished to the couch during the night because of the noise you make? This might be signs that you’re suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, which your dentist can treat to help you stop snoring and sleep better. Don’t lose anymore rest to sleep apnea.
If you notice that you’ve started to snore throughout the night, or maybe suffer from exhaustion during the day, you could be living with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is usually caused by excess tissue in your throat that begins to block your airways during sleep. OSA can lead to prolonged periods of oxygen and sleep deprivation, which can begin to have detrimental effects on your overall health. Sleep apnea has been related to life-threatening health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, liver problems, and heart attack.
The conventional way that doctors typically treat OSA is by providing you with a continuous positive airway pressure (or CPAP) machine. This machine pumps a gentle amount of air pressure through your airway to keep it clear of obstructions. Although they do an admirable job of keeping your airway clear, they’re also very loud and bulky. Your dentist can provide you with a quieter, sleeker solution by crafting you a custom-made sleep guard that keeps your lower jaw rested forward while you sleep, keeping your airways unobstructed without the need for a noisy, clunky machine.
Our dentists can provide you with services to improve your overall quality of life. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.