Proper breathing during sleep is essential to a good night’s rest. It also reduces snoring and other more serious health risks associated with sleep apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
(OSA) is the result of a blocked airway. Airflow that’s restricted can cause risks to your health, impact your sleep quality, and produce unhealthy snoring.
Improper breathing during sleep impacts the necessary flow of oxygen your body needs as you sleep. You might be awakened multiple times each night with a gasping or choking reflex caused by lack of air.
These interruptions to your breathing have a negative impact on your sleep quality. You will likely feel drowsy or unrested during your awake time.
Sleep apnea is also linked to more serious health issues such as stroke, high blood pressure (hypertension), and heart attack risk.
Your issues with sleep apnea can be treated. Besides the common CPAP device or surgery, an oral appliance can be custom-fitted for you in our dental office.
Your oral appliance is similar to a night guard. It’s designed to open your airway and improve your breathing during sleep cycles.
Contact our dental office
with your questions or concerns about sleep apnea. Schedule an examination and consultation to discuss your treatment options for achieving a healthy and more restful sleep.