Do You Snore at Night? You May Be Living With Sleep Apnea
Snoring is a common nightly occurrence many regard as being “normal.” But often, snoring is an indication of a more serious health condition known as sleep apnea. Many people have sleep apnea, and some are completely unaware. Research suggests that nearly 18 million people in the United States are living with this life-threatening condition. Sleep apnea is characterized by breathing cessation that often occurs for 10 seconds or longer, and multiple times during sleep. This deprives your brain and body of oxygen, and can lead to negative health consequences. Is sleep apnea keeping you from a good night’s rest?
“The appliance that I provide is an alternative to traditional treatments to sleep apnea like CPAP. This is one that really doesn’t tie you to the bedroom or this big device. It allows you to go on trips and all you do is put this single appliance next to you and helps you get restful sleep.”
Robert Janisse DDS
Are You at Risk for Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is very disruptive to your health, well-being and quality of living. Signs and symptoms include loud snoring, dry mouth, morning headaches, irritability and daytime fatigue, among several others. Are one or more of these symptoms affecting you? Contact our team today to discuss your symptoms and risks.
Several factors may place you at risk for sleep apnea:
- Male gender
- Over 40 years of age
- Large neck or tongue
- Narrow airways
- Family history
- Allergy or sinus problems
- High blood pressure
- Excess body weight
Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment Delivers Healthier Living and Quality Sleep
Uncontrolled sleep apnea increases your chances of suffering health issues like heart attack, stroke, type II diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. Treating sleep apnea helps reduce your chance of suffering these life-threatening conditions. It also effectively restores your body’s ability to gain restful sleep. At Flagstaff Laser Dentistry, we want you to have more than a great smile, and offer sleep apnea care to promote a happy, healthy lifestyle. Sleep apnea treatments include oral appliance (jaw repositioning), CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure) therapies. We also work closely with a trusted, experienced oral surgeon for more severe cases.