Sleep Apnea Treatment

When you wake up in the morning do you feel rested and rejuvenated or are you exhausted and suffering from headaches? If the latter sounds like your experience, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Frequent headaches upon waking and morning fatigue are common among people who suffer from this debilitating disorder. Fortunately, there are solutions available and general dentistry treatments that can aid you in getting better, more productive sleep.

The sleep deprivation that comes with sleep apnea affects every area of your life. If your body is not getting the time it requires for restorative sleep, your overall health is being compromised. Sleep apnea can cause you to wake up anywhere from a few times to hundreds of times during the night.

With sleep apnea, the airway collapses when you become relaxed. Muscles in the tongue and upper airway obstruct the flow of oxygen to the brain and the brain signals you to wake suddenly. Headaches are caused by the brain starving for oxygen during your sleep. Snoring is also an effect of sleep apnea. This can be a problem for your bed partner as well as yourself.

Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding

Help is available for those with sleep apnea. Custom made mouth guards hold the jaw in a position that prevents the airway from collapsing. The brain is able to get the oxygen it needs through the night, and you receive the restorative rest your body requires. Mouth guards also prevent grinding of the teeth, which can also interfere with restful sleep.

Effective treatment for snoring and sleep apnea depends on an accurate diagnosis. If you are suffering from the symptoms of sleep apnea, contact us today to make an appointment with Rock Point Family Dentistry. Come in for an exam and consultation. Your peaceful night’s rest is just around the corner.