A good night of rest is important! Sleeping well can lead to a productive day, but exhaustion can keep you from accomplishing what you need to. If you are experiencing constant drowsiness, sleep apnea may be the reason. Sleep apnea affects many people without them even realizing it. One of the best ways to find out if you or someone you know may be affected by sleep apnea is to listen while they sleep. If you or a family member hear loud, constant snoring, it might be a sign that something is wrong! If you are suffering from trouble sleeping, call to schedule a sleep apnea consultation!
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Loud snoring
- Waking up gasping for air or choking
- Dry mouth when waking up
- Trouble staying asleep
- Difficulty focusing
- Poor memory
The Dangers Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is caused when the airways are blocked during sleep. This can happen if the muscles that support the soft tissues in the throat relax. When those airways are blocked, you are not able to get the oxygen that is needed throughout the night. Left untreated, sleep apnea can put overall health at risk. Down the road, this can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, abnormal heartbeat and high blood pressure.
Our Sleep Apnea Solution
For obstructive sleep apnea, we offer an oral appliance designed to open the airways while you sleep. By using an oral appliance, you will be able to breathe normally and fall into a deep sleep naturally. By breathing properly while sleeping, you can finally get a good night of rest and feel productive throughout the day. These oral appliances are simply worn in the mouth at night and readjust the jaw to a proper position for improved breathing.
If you believe you, a loved one is experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea in Long Beach, CA, we can help! Call our office to schedule a full evaluation and consultation. If our dentist determines that you have sleep apnea, an oral appliance could change the way you sleep!