Do you suffer from chronic snoring, or do you often feel exhausted during the day despite sleeping the night before? Then your issues could be linked to a serious disorder known as sleep apnea! In today’s blog, your Syosset, NY, dentist will talk about our alternative to the CPAP machine for treating snoring and sleep apnea.
We snore when our air passages are partially blocked by soft tissues. Air is forced through these narrowed passages as we breathe, vibrating soft tissues to create a loud sound. Snoring could prevent your significant other from obtaining a good night’s rest, and also means you suffer from sleep apnea, which in turn interrupts your sleep cycle multiple times each night. If you snore on a regular basis, then please consider an appointment with our team for a diagnosis. We can find out if you have slap apnea and need treatment to not only rest easier, but protect your immune system and heart health from strain!
With sleep apnea, as you breathe at night the collapse of soft tissues in the throat and then back of the mouth cut off airflow completely. You stop breathing until the brain wakes you, usually meaning you stop snoring suddenly and gasp for air or choke briefly. You may not remember this happening, but it prevents you from reaching the deep REM stage of sleep needed to feel rested and alert. Over time, the disorder leaves you moody, with issues regarding your short-term memory or ability to concentrate. You also feel exhausted, and this could strain both your immune and cardiovascular system. Our team can help, and we don’t even need you to use a loud and cumbersome CPAP machine either!
A CPAP Alternative
Our CPAP alternative is an oral appliance that looks and fits like a mouthguard. However, this has been custom-made for your smile to ensure a proper fit and the ability to remove your jaw and tongue forward to keep airways open and free of obstruction. The device is easy to clean and use, and travels easily too. You can enjoy a full night’s rest without interruption to your REM state, so you feel rested and alert the next day and have the ability to catch up on lost sleep.
If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat issues like sleep apnea, or if you suffer from chronic snoring, then please reach out to our team today to learn more about a possible solution.
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Our team wants to help you sleep with ease and avoid the long-term complications of a sleep disorder. To learn more about obtaining a good night’s rest, then contact our Syosset, NY dental office today at 516-433-2211.