SLEEP APNEA & SNORING
Sleep is the basis of good health, feeling well and being happy.
Sleep gives our body and mind time to recover and rejuvenate.
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While you sleep your body relaxes and muscles soften, the tongue can drop back and reduce airflow as you breath. The soft tissue may vibrate as air tries to rush into your lungs and this causes you to snore
Obstructive sleep apnea
If you have obstructive sleep apnea your airway periodically closes over and prevents air from getting to your lungs while you sleep. An apnea can last from 10 seconds and in severe cases over a minute in duration. Numerous apneas throughout the night cause sleep disturbance and put strain on your heart.
airway with appliance
One of the treatment choices we can prescribe is a custom appliance. It is worn over your teeth and holds your lower jaw forward which opens your airway.
How you will know if
you have obstructive sleep apnea
- excessive snoring
- partner notices you stop breathing
- choking or gasping during sleep
- frequent visits to the bathroom during the night
- daytime tiredness
- lack of energy
- poor concentration & memory
- falling asleep during the day
Let us schedule you an appointment so you are a step
closer to a good nights sleep!