Are you a loud snorer? You may not even know unless your sleep partner has woken you up with demands to “roll over” or “knock it off!” If you’ve been in that position, you know how annoying snoring can be, but did you know it could indicate an even more serious condition known as sleep apnea?
At Northalsted Dental Spa, we can treat sleep apnea and snoring so that you can rest easy, sleep better, and wake feeling more rested and ready for the day!
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition involving pauses in regular breathing during your sleep. This is generally caused by your throat muscles relaxing and causing your airway to become blocked. While it may just sound like an annoyance, sleep apnea can be potentially dangerous to your health, causing symptoms like:
- loud snoring
- daytime fatigue
- difficulty falling asleep
- dry mouth in the morning
- difficulty staying asleep
- mood and attention problems
Thankfully, the treatment for sleep apnea and snoring can be simple, and we’re glad to help you regain your ability to sleep soundly!
Mouthguards for Sleep Apnea
We can craft you a perfectly fit mouthguard that will prevent airway collapse and relieve your sleep apnea symptoms and snoring. These mouthguards are an upper and lower jaw guard that hold your jaw securely in place and allow for airflow to continue unimpeded. The closing of your airway is often accompanied by your jaw relaxing back toward your neck, and your mouthguard will prevent that relaxation from occurring.
For more serious cases of sleep apnea that aren’t resolved by a mouthguard, there are tests and treatments that can be delivered by a certified sleep professional that we can help connect you with. This generally begins with a sleep study to determine the extent of your apnea, and can involve other oral appliances and CPAP devices.
The vast majority of our patients see relief from mouthguards. If you’ve been losing sleep, snoring, and feeling off because of these kinds of symptoms, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment!
We’re here to make sure you are able to get an uninterrupted night of sleep, so don’t hesitate to call our office today for sleep apnea treatment at 773-245-2779! You can also schedule an appointment online using this form. We look forward to helping you!