Oral Appliances and Sleep Apnea
Are you struggling with sleep apnea, but you struggle with the CPAP machine? You may be able to find relief with an oral appliance. An oral appliance will reposition your lower jaw in order to open your airway naturally. Restricted airflow is at the root of most sleep apnea.
Get a Sleep Study
A sleep study is a wonderful starting place for curing your sleep apnea. This study will help the physician know exactly what you are struggling with and what the solution should be.
Quick Results are Possible
While you may need a little time to adjust the use of an oral appliance, you will find that it is far less intrusive than CPAP equipment. While the CPAP machine forces the air down your airway, the oral appliance keep the air flowing by naturally opening your airways. The increased flow of oxygen will have you experience better sleep the first night.
Sleep Appliances for Children
If your child struggles with chronic snoring or other sleep problems, Healthy Start and DNA oral appliances can provide a huge relief for breathing disorders. Dr. Joe or Dr. Jason are trained to help you find the best solution for your child.
Am I Experiencing Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea has many levels of difficulty. It can start with simple snoring and increase to obstructive sleep apnea. A patient may experience numerous levels of sleep apnea in between these two extremes. You may be alerted to possible sleep apnea by one of the following symptoms:
- Frequent waking through the night
- Chronic fatigue throughout the day
- Chronic dry mouth and/or sore throat
- Unexplained damage to your teeth or dental work
- Regular morning headaches
- Gasping/choking during your sleep
- Extended pauses in breathing during your sleep
Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Untreated sleep apnea can bring serious complications to our overall health. It can lead to deadly health conditions like diabetes, stroke, depression, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hypertension. An additional destructive factor can be the interruption of the sleep of your family. This can cause them health problems as well as put a strain on relationships. Call our sleep apnea experts at either our West Haven office or our Milford office and set up a consultation. You may find that a restful night’s sleep is closer than you think!