Sleep apnea can negatively impact your health and well-being, but we can help reverse its effects by introducing effective treatments.
Do you wake up feeling tired and groggy? Is your sleep constantly interrupted? You may have sleep apnea. Linked with heart disease, memory problems, and other health and lifestyle hindrances, sleep apnea is a very real problem in modern society. By recognizing the symptoms of this disorder and approaching a dental professional, you’ll be better able at combating it.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Abnormal sleep patterns
- Choking during sleep
- Daytime drowsiness
- Concentration and focusing difficulties
- Dry mouth or sore throat in the morning
- Erectile dysfunction
- Frequent pauses during sleep due to breaks in breathing
- High blood pressure
- Loud snoring
- Sudden awakenings to restart breathing
- Waking up sweating
How Rockcliffe Dental & Denture Centre Can Help
We offer various dental appliances that work to open the airway and protect against sleep apnea. We will custom-fit you for a mouth guard that holds the palate up and keeps the airway free. These are recommended as a non-surgical solution for mild to moderate sleep apnea specifically.
This oral appliance, known as a Jaw Advancing Device (JAD) or Mandicular Advancement Device (MAD) move the jaw forward slightly to include the size of the airway during sleep. Not only can this simple device fight against sleep apnea, it can also reduce snoring. Sleep apnea appliances are recommended because they are compact, portable, cost-effective, and show immediate improvement in sleep quality.
If you believe you are suffering from sleep apnea or are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, be sure to take action. Contacting us to book an appointment will help to protect your overall health and sleep soundly once again.