Effective Care for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Do you commonly feel tired throughout the day? Has your partner ever complained that your snoring is keeping him or her awake? If so, you may be struggling with sleep apnea, a condition in which a sleeping patient stops breathing for 10 seconds or more, resulting in interrupted sleep and snoring.
Many patients struggle with sleep apnea, including some who may be unaware that they’re even affected by it. Sleep apnea patients wake up repeatedly to breathe, but not everyone wakes up all the way—some only move to a lighter stage of sleep. All of this means that if the symptoms of sleep apnea sound familiar to you, you should seek an official diagnosis.
The Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Daytime drowsiness and snoring are two very common symptoms of sleep apnea. Others include feelings of stress and changes in mood. Sleep apnea patients may also struggle with memory loss, have difficulty concentrating, or experience a high degree of accidents at work, at home, or behind the wheel. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, and even premature death.
The Connection between Sleep Apnea and Snoring
There’s more than one type of sleep apnea, but one of the most common is known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This form results from the tongue or lower jaw relaxing during sleep, leading to blocked airways. As air struggles to pass by, it creates the sound we recognize as snoring. That’s why sleep apnea and snoring often go hand in hand.
Treating Sleep Apnea
At Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Brandon Campbell is happy to help you treat sleep apnea and snoring with a custom-made oral appliance. Your appliance will reposition your tongue or lower jaw so that airways remain open during sleep. As a result, you and your partner can both look forward to receiving more rest at night. Your oral appliance will be custom-made to fit your mouth and provide personalized results.
A full night of sleep doesn’t have to be a dream with non-surgical sleep apnea therapy.
Call Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brandon Campbell. We offer the highest quality of service to Westminster, Broomfield, Thornton, Arvada, Northglenn, and surrounding areas.