If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this could lead to difficulty resting at night and impact how your overall quality of life. Fortunately, we can offer a noninvasive solution to bring relief. Instead of a CPAP machine, your Syosset, NY, dentist could offer a comfortable option for easing for snoring and sleep apnea.
Snoring and Other Symptoms
The issue occurs when air passages become blocked by soft tissues in the throat and the back of the mouth. The blockage could cause you to stop breathing briefly until the brain wakes you, interrupting your sleep cycle multiple times a day. Warning signs could include chronic snoring, headaches and migraines, exhaustion during the day, and irritability. Trouble waking in the night gasping for air or choking is common too, as is dry mouth in the morning. If one or more of these symptoms applies to you, then let us know right away!
The disorder could be brought on by obesity, large neck circumference, deviated septum, sinus or allergy issues, and resting in your back. While teens and adults of all ages could suffer from the disorder, men 55 and older are the most likely to develop symptoms. Without treatment, this could eventually leave you feeling exhausted and impact your work and school life. Over time, it could also strain your immune system so you’re more likely to get sick, and also stress your cardiovascular system, so high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and even heart attack could develop.
Treatment Without CPAP
Our team will start by examining your smile and oral structures to assess your risk. We then take detailed digital images of your smile to create an oral appliance, one that looks and fits like a mouthguard. But when worn, the device will help reposition the jaw to keep airways open and allow you to breathe with ease. This enables you to breathe with ease and avoid airway obstruction. You could also help by resting on your side and avoiding excessive alcohol, caffeine, and large meals in the two hours before bed. Maintain a good sleep schedule too, going to bed and waking up at the same times each day. These actions, combined with treatment, could help you rest with ease and feel more rested and relaxed each night.
If you have any questions about how to diagnose and treat sleep apnea, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy optimal quality of life without relying on CPAP machines.
Do You Have Questions About Treating Sleep Apnea?
Our team is eager to help you rest without complication and difficulty. If you have questions about improving how well you rest at night, then contact our Syosset, NY dental office today at 516-433-2211.