When it comes to getting a full night’s rest, it’s not only REM sleep that’s restorative. The way that you breathe during your sleeping hours is important also. Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially fatal condition, shared by tens of millions in the United States alone. The most common form, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), exhibits in varying degrees of severity, causing sufferers to stop breathing sometimes hundreds of times a night, ranging from just a few seconds to more than a minute in length. If you feel unrested, even after a full night’s sleep, and have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, visit the office of Pembroke Pines Dental Associates for 33027 sleep apnea treatment.
OSA occurs when the soft tissue in the throat and mouth relax during sleep, to the point where they somewhat collapse and restrict the airway. Typical bedtime symptoms include loud or frequent snoring, episodes of breathing cessation or gasping for breath, and abrupt awakenings. What’s more, repeated breathing cessation can result in micro-sleep, breaking up your nights’ rest for such short periods of time that you don’t remember waking. It’s no wonder then that sleep apnea sufferers can experience morning headaches, difficulty concentrating, and excessive fatigue throughout the day. If you have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, we provide 33027 sleep apnea treatment with custom oral appliance therapy.
If it’s been a while since you’ve gotten a good night’s rest, don’t sleep on it! In its mild to moderate forms, OSA can be alleviated with a custom designed dental appliance. Worn like a mouth guard, your dentist can fabricate an appliance to the exact specifications of your case. Dental appliances for 33027 sleep apnea treatment typically holds the jaw in a forward position, keeping the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat from blocking your airway overnight.
At Pembroke Pines Dental Associates, we provide the highest quality of care. For more information, give us a call today.