Dental Snoring Device & Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you snore, or know someone who does, perhaps a spouse?
It may be more than snoring, it may be sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition in which a person repeatedly stops breathing while sleeping due to the airway collapsing. This affects the person’s health in a variety of ways, from poor sleep and fatigue to high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Some of the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are snoring, gasping or choking during sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability and memory loss.
Dr. Brazeal can aid in identifying and treating sleep apnea. There are dental appliances for treating sleep apnea that bring the jaw forward, thereby maintaining an open airway. This will result in more restful sleep, less snoring, less fatigue and better overall health.
If you are already using a CPAP machine but find it uncomfortable and difficult to comply with, Dr. Brazeal can discuss the dental appliances that may be more appropriate for you.
For more information, visit SomnoMed as these are the dental appliances Dr. Brazeal uses to treat sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious and lifelong medical condition that affects between 18 and 30 million adults over 18 in the US¹; with approximately 90% of them undiagnosed. OSA is a chronic, lifelong medical condition that can affect your sleep, health and quality of life. It has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, work and driving related accidents and stroke.
It can have a significant impact on quality of life, placing unnecessary strain on relationships between bed partners, family and in the workplace.