man waking up from a great night's sleep

Thank Your Dentist for a Better Night’s Sleep

Do you wake up feeling like you haven’t slept?

While there are many reasons why people don’t sleep well, one of the most common and serious sleep-related breathing disorders is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Did you know your dentist might be able to help?

Like poor oral health, not getting enough quality sleep can greatly impact your overall well-being. It is vital for your mental and physical health and can impact everyone around you. Not getting enough sleep can make you tired, cranky, and have a hard time focusing. It can also affect your mood and how well you make decisions and what’s even more concerning, it can lead to other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes among many others.

Many people deal with constant fatigue and assume that’s just how it is. Or they might be concerned about sleep apnea but hate the idea of being tethered to a CPAP machine. However, sleep apnea is a potentially serious condition that involves pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses can last a few seconds to minutes and can occur many times during the night. This sleep disruption not only makes you tired, it can also cause a variety of other health problems.

In North America, OSA affects approximately 15 to 30 percent of men and 10 to 15 percent of women. While people can gain some improvement by losing weight (if that’s a contributing factor) or sleeping on one’s side, many times a mouthpiece from your dentist can help. A sleep apnea dental appliance is a custom-fitted device you wear while you sleep. It helps keep your airway open by positioning either your lower jaw or tongue forward. This helps to maintain an open airway and significantly improves your sleep.

We want to make sure you get a great night’s sleep and reduce the associated risks of sleep apnea. We will work closely with you to ensure that your sleep apnea treatment is customized to address your unique needs and goals to find the sleep solution that works best for you.

With our sleep apnea treatment plan and customized dental sleep appliance, you can get the quality sleep you need and start feeling better instantly. If you are struggling with sleep disturbances or think you might have sleep apnea, contact us today for a consultation. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s rest!

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