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How To Treat Sleep Apnea?

June 26, 2022

Sleep apnea is a serious condition, a sleep disorder that disrupts breathing during sleep, as often as hundreds of times in some cases – in a single night. Untreated, sleep apnea can cause a wide range of health issues, such as high blood pressure, stroke, headaches, and more. It can also cause impairment at work, and when driving.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of apnea. Sleep apnea blockage occurs when you’re asleep. Breathing resumes with a start, disrupting sleep even if you do not fully wake up, or are unaware of the disruption. 

But, there are effective forms of treatment, and your dentist can help. 


Solutions to Sleep Apnea

By far more comfortable and affordable than costly CPAP machines, your dentist can create a custom night guard that will help reposition your lower jaw, and in doing so, prevent airway obstruction. A continuous positive airway pressure appliance, or CPAP machine uses a hose that’s connected to a mask or nosepiece, delivering steady, constant air pressure to help you breathe while sleeping. But a custom night guard is far less invasive, less expensive, and much easier to use.  

Other options can also help, such as decongestant medications for allergies, eliminating alcohol from your diet, or weight loss. 

But a dental night guard is a simple and effective way to solve obstructive sleep apnea and help you get a good night’s rest. 

You may not even know that you have sleep apnea. But if you feel tired all day because your body is cheated of deep sleep, experience stress, loss of concentration and other health issues, sleep apnea may be occurring without you even knowing. 

A custom dental night guard treats sleep apnea, as well as snoring, and sleep bruxism –  also called teeth grinding – comfortably, and fast.

Made of a thin and flexible material, custom fitted to your mouth, it’s more comfortable than other over-the-counter night guards. 


A Good Night’s Sleep Will Improve Your Health

Ending sleep apnea is a key to better health. With a custom night guard moving your jaw forward gently while you sleep, your airway will be prevented from collapsing, allowing you to have a much better night’s sleep. 


Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Grinding and Clenching

From sleep apnea to grinding, clenching, and snoring, the solution is the same – an effective night guard is an excellent way to eliminate these issues and prevent larger health issues, such as temporomandibular joint disorder, headaches, damaged or chipped teeth, and other dental problems as well as other overall health issues. 

Your dental team will help you find the best solution to prevent sleep apnea, discussing your medical history, conducting a physical examination of your mouth and throat, and identifying apnea risk factors.


Learn More About Solutions for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If you’d like to learn more about solutions for sleep apnea, reach out to us today at Dental Partners of Vero Beach. We can help you get a great night’s sleep and better health, too!

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