Sleep Apnea Therapy – Dyer, IN
It’s Time to Get Some
Good Rest Again
Living with sleep apnea can be summed up in one word: “exhausting.” You may feel tired during the day despite going to bed at a reasonable hour, you’re likely to have trouble focusing, and you may find yourself drifting off at inopportune times – such as while driving. More than 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and it’s a condition that rarely goes away on its own. Here at Advanced Dental Concepts in Dyer, though, a good night’s rest free of sleep apnea symptoms can become a reality again thanks to the treatment options offered by our dental experts. Contact us to schedule a consultation today to discuss sleep apnea therapy in our Dyer, IN dental office.
Why Choose Advanced Dental Concepts
for Sleep Apnea Therapy?
Expert Dentists and
a Staff That Cares
What Is Sleep Apnea?
A sleep apnea episode is characterized by a cessation of breathing during the night. It’s normally because the airway has become instructed by soft tissues in the mouth and throat that have collapsed. The exact cause can differ, but obesity, medication, a naturally narrow throat, an overly large tongue, and a deviated symptom can all play a role in the disorder.
When your body can’t get the oxygen it needs, it becomes extremely stressed, and your mind forces you to wake up to start breathing again. The frightening part is that sleep apnea episodes can occur hundreds of times in a single hour, meaning you’re barely getting any quality sleep. Also, your blood pressure will rise due to your heart needing to work harder to move what little oxygen is available throughout the body. The increase in blood pressure has a tendency to last for several hours, and you’ll be more likely to suffer a heart attack as a result.
What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
A partner may be able to identify your sleep apnea via the loud snoring it causes, or if they notice you stop breathing during the night. On your end, you might experience a headache or sore throat in the morning, and you may periodically wake up gasping for air. Other symptoms include mood swings, insomnia, general problems focusing, sudden weight gain, and sexual dysfunction.
How We Can Help with Sleep Apnea
CPAP therapy is the most well-known solution for sleep apnea. It involves wearing a mask attached to an air pump so that oxygen can be forced into your throat throughout the night. As effective as this can be, many people give up on using CPAP because the machine is too noisy and uncomfortable, making it impossible for them to get the sleep they need. Invasive surgery is sometimes an option in extreme cases, but many patients would obviously like to avoid it if given the choice.
Oral appliance therapy is a proven alternative to the traditional forms of sleep apnea treatment that is both far more comfortable and much more convenient. You’ll be given a personalized mouthpiece that fits comfortably over your teeth and shifts the lower jaw forward to keep the airway open. This can also prevent the tongue from falling back and blocking the throat.
Oral appliances have been shown to have a very high success rate, helping 90% of the patients who use them enjoy more restful nights free of snoring and breathing interruptions.
Reclaim Your Sleep
Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or do you have reason to think you might be suffering from a mild to severe sleep disorder? Call Advanced Dental Concepts today; the first consultation could be the first step towards a future of peaceful, restful nights.