What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where the muscles and tissues around your throat continually relax and cause your airway to collapse while you sleep. When that airway is collapsed, the brain stops receiving the oxygen that it needs and unconsciously causes your body to wake up enough to return your mouth to its normal position. Sleep apnea patients can wake up every few minutes during the night without consciously realizing it.
Constant sleep interruptions can have a serious negative impact on your body’s ability to rest and rejuvenate. Patients with sleep apnea feel tired during the day and aren’t able to perform as well in their day to day tasks. Sleep apnea may also cause weight gain, mental confusion, sluggishness, high blood pressure, headaches, sexual frustration, heartburn, and other issues if left untreated.
Over forty percent of snorers suffer from some form of sleep apnea. If you snore and don’t feel like you are getting enough sleep, even when you go to bed for eight hours, this could be a sign that you have sleep apnea. Luckily, at Cary Family Dental, we can help.
Who Has Sleep Apnea?
1 in 5 adults have at least mild obstructive sleep apnea. While some factors are linked to higher rates of sleep apnea, like family history, use of sedatives or alcohol, or being overweight, sleep apnea sufferers come from all walks of life.
Could you be at risk for sleep apnea? Our caring professionals can complete an analysis to help you decide of obstructive sleep apnea is causing your exhaustion.
If you snore frequently, especially with long pauses in breathing or gasps for breath, you may have sleep apnea. Other common symptoms include fatigue, lack of focus, insomnia, mood swings, and weight gain.
Sleep disorders are threatening to your health, but they are treatable. We recommend seeking an experienced sleep apnea dentist to diagnose and treat you. Here at Cary Family Dental, we provide treatments that are both conservative and effective.
If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea, we would be happy to assist you. Give us a call at Cary Family Dental to speak with our sleep apnea team today.
Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Reading this site, you may be wondering if you have sleep apnea. The signs of sleep apnea may vary a little from patient to patient, but if you are experiencing the following symptoms, it could indicate that you are one of the many Americans who are losing sleep to obstructive sleep apnea.
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Sleep Apnea Treatment
At Cary Family Dental, our team understands that the best way to treat sleep apnea is to focus on the cause. When we isolate your sleeping pattern and why the obstruction keeps happening, we can determine the best way to treat your sleep apnea and alleviate your symptoms. When you come into our office for sleep apnea treatment, we will begin by performing a sleep study. From there, we can create an appliance specifically for you to help you breathe properly and to sleep well again. At our practice, we also offer snore guard options for our patients who snore during the night and want relief.
Our sleep apnea treatment allows patients to:
- Sleep Through the Night | A good night’s sleep allows your body to recharge itself and prepare for the next day. Sleeping soundly rejuvenates your energy and makes you feel happier, and healthier. A great night of solid rest is one of life’s simple pleasures.
- Stay Healthier | After a good night’s sleep, you will feel more energized and active. Patients who sleep well feel better about themselves and enjoy positive health benefits. Sleep plays an important and pivotal role in your overall well-being.
- Help Their Family Sleep Better Too | Sometimes sleep disorders affect more than the person struggling with them. Snoring is often a side effect of sleep apnea, and if you sleep near a loved one, your sleep apnea could keep them from sleeping well. Sleep apnea treatment could help both you and your family enjoy a better night’s rest.
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