Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which your breathing stops and starts multiple times throughout the night while you’re sleeping.
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The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea comes with many complications, from the frustrating to the dangerous.
One of the first issues sleep apnea sufferers may notice is being tired or fatigued during the day. It makes sense because the stopping and starting of your breathing often wakes you up — even if you don’t notice it at the time. But the result is not getting a restful or restorative night’s sleep.
More serious dangers include a variety of potential health impacts, including heart problems, diabetes, liver issues, and more.
Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea requires diagnosis by a medical professional. If you’re experiencing symptoms, or are concerned that you may be suffering from sleep apnea, call your doctor.
Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment
As you’ve seen above, sleep apnea comes with many serious complications. That makes getting treatment essential. With proper treatment, not only can you avoid a worsening of your overall health, but you’ll finally be able to sleep soundly through the night, leading to energy throughout the day.
At Mid-Peninsula Dental Specialists, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, as well as safeguarding your overall well being. That’s why we’re committed to helping you find sleep apnea treatments that will work for you and your lifestyle.
Hate Your CPAP?
Although a CPAP machine is generally the first choice for sleep apnea treatment, some people don’t tolerate the use of a CPAP, and CPAP alternatives are required.
For milder forms of sleep apnea, a dental appliance may be a suitable CPAP alternative. Rather than using bursts of air to keep the airway open, like a CPAP machine, a dental appliance prevents the tongue or jaw from shifting position to block the airway.
If you’re considering sleep apnea treatment alternatives, talk to our specialists. They can evaluate your situation and the anatomy of your airway to determine whether a dental appliance or sleep apnea mouth guard could be an appropriate treatment option for you.
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