05 Oct Treating Sleep Apnea Without CPAP
Sleep apnea could mean snoring, daytime drowsiness, and moodiness. But the disorder could also cause issues with your immune system and heart health. You need treatment, but don’t worry, we can offer an alternative to the CPAP machine. At our Winter Park, FL, office, we offer sleep solutions that treat sleep apnea and offer relief from chronic snoring in the process.
The Presence of a Sleep Disorder
How do you know if you have sleep apnea? People with the disorder often encounter chronic snoring, waking in the night struggling to breathe or choking, moodiness, dry mouth, headaches, and daytime exhaustion. The disorder means that as you sleep, soft tissues in the back of your mouth and in your throat collapse and cut off airflow. You stop breathing briefly for short periods until the brain wakes you. While you may not remember waking each time, this could interrupt your sleep cycle hundreds of times in a single night. Which is why you shouldn’t ignore potential symptoms, and should instead contact our team for treatment.
The Impacts on Your Health
Without treatment, sleep apnea could cause you to have trouble focusing your tasks at work or school and also impact how you interact with friends or family. The stress on your immune system could also lead to trouble, such as more frequent illness. Sleep apnea also stresses your heart health, so the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and even stroke or heart attack are much higher. Don’t let your overall health and quality of life suffer, talk to our team about a nonsurgical and effective treatment, one that doesn’t involve the use of a CPAP machine.
Treatment with an Oral Appliance
An oral appliance is a custom device that is fitted for your smile based on the detailed measurements and images we’ve taken. The device looks and fits like a mouthguard, and is worn while you sleep. Once in place, the device will gently shift your tongue and jaw forward to prevent the collapse of soft tissues, so you can sleep without interruption and wake up feeling rested and alert. The appliance is then easy to clean and store, and offers your better quality of life.
If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat concerns like sleep apnea with custom oral appliances, then reach out today to schedule your initial consultation. We’re ready to help you feel more rested and alert.
Talk to Your Winter Park, FL Dentist About Treatment
We want you to enjoy a good night’s rest and avoid the long-term impacts of untreated sleep disorders. To learn more, please contact our Winter Park, FL, team by calling (407) 457-5337. Everyone deserves a good night’s rest, and we want to help you obtain one with ease.