Helping You Stop Your Sleep Apnea Issues

virginia beach sleep apneaSleep apnea impacts over 18 million people in the United States, which can lead to you developing serious complications due to this disorder. Our team can offer a comfortable and noninvasive solution with an oral appliance, so you rest easier and enjoy good overall health too. In today’s blog, your Virginia Beach, VA, dentist talks about how we diagnose and treat sleep apnea.

The Signs of A Disorder

When should you talk to our team about your sleep? Warning signs of sleep apnea may include chronic snoring, dry mouth, headaches, moodiness, and trouble concentrating during the day or even issues with your short-term memory. You may also wake up in the night choking or gasping for air. With sleep apnea, as you rest soft tissues in the rear of your mouth and in your throat become too relaxed and collapse, which causes you to stop breathing briefly until the brain weakens you, interrupting your REM sleep multiple times a night, even if you don’t remember this happening. Over time, this could leave you exhausted and also lead to major complications too.

The Dangers Over Time

Over time, this could impact your work performance and even your relationships. The stress on your immune system could leave you vulnerable to more frequent illness too. Untreated sleep apnea also harms your cardiovascular health as well, so you’re more vulnerable to issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, and over time, stroke and heart attack. Don’t ignore the symptoms when they arise, talk to our team about a diagnosis and a solution.

Treatment with an Oral Appliance

While the CPAP machine is effective, many find it too loud and uncomfortable to use. Many forgo its use and their overall health suffers. Which is why we offer a comfortable and noninvasive option, one that looks and fits like a mouthguard. The oral appliance is custom-made for your smile based on detailed digital images of your teeth from multiple angles. When completed, the device is worn at night while you rest. The appliance then repositions your jaw so you can breathe without interruption and feel more rested and relaxed during the day. The device is simple to use and you can clean it easily. The device also travels with you as needed.

If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat issues like sleep apnea with an oral appliance, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk to Our Team About Treating Sleep Disorders

We want to help you avoid the complications related to untreated sleep disorders. To learn more about improving how you rest, then give us a call at Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach, VA at (757) 428-7440 to schedule an appointment.