Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea in which a person’s airway becomes obstructed by relaxed throat muscles. The blocked airway causes a person to repeatedly stop breathing throughout their sleep cycle. Primarily, dental devices are most effective with this type of sleep apnea.
While anyone can develop obstructed sleep apnea, it most commonly affects middle-aged and older adults as well as individuals who are overweight.
Treatments of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
An oral appliance for sleep apnea
is the best way to treat obstructive sleep apnea. These dental devices work by moving a person’s jaw forward during sleep and keeping the airway open. Oral appliances are custom-fit to a patient’s mouth and are comfortably worn when a person sleeps.
Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:
· Excessive sleepiness during the day
· Loud, disruptive snoring
· Breathing cessation during sleep
· Waking up abruptly and experiencing shortness of breath
· Morning headaches
· Difficulty staying asleep
· Uncontrollable high blood pressure
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your medical doctor to see if you might be experiencing obstructive sleep apnea. If you are diagnosed with this condition, please contact us
to set up a consultation for an oral appliance that can treat this sleeping disorder comfortably and without costly medications, therapies or surgeries.