Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you been told that you snore? Winter Park Dental creates custom night guards as a less invasive form of sleep apnea treatment than traditional options, such as CPAP machines. Although every sleep apnea patient has different needs, oral appliances have been proven to work well for many who suffer individuals who suffer from the effects of sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Identified as continual pauses in breathing during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to your muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling your airway closed.
When left untreated, sleep apnea can wreak havoc on the rest of the body, causing contributing to serious health issues, such as hypertension, memory loss, mood change, weight gain, and severe fatigue.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Do you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms? You could have sleep apnea:
- Heavy Snoring
- Periodic Loss Of Breath While Sleeping
- Struggling To Breathe While Sleeping
- Constant Fatigue And Lack Of Energy
- Weight Gain
- Dry Throat
- Irritability & Mood Swings
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million people have sleep apnea in the Unites States alone. If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect that you have this condition, you could be at a higher risk for:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Worsening ADHD
What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?
During your consultation with Dr. Patel, our team will coordinate treatment with a sleep specialist to ensure you get the thorough screening you need. If you are subsequently diagnosed with sleep apnea, we will work with the sleep specialist to determine which type of therapy is most appropriate for you. If we decide that you are a good candidate for an oral appliance, our team will create a custom nightguard designed to open your airways during sleep, providing easier breathing conditions.
No matter what treatment you require, Dr. Patel will be there for you every step of the way!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening with Winter Park Dental!
Don't let sleep apnea get in the way of your quality of life or health! Call us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Patel.