Better Sleep Program
Welcome to Weisenberger Dental’s Better Sleep Program! Start on your journey to a better, healthier you! Sleep is a critical part of our overall health. If you feel tired throughout the day, fall alseep easily during the day or snore, read on and find out more about sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing the soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. As a result, sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more then a minute. Snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, memory problems, irritability, fatigue and insomnia are all signs that you could be losing shut-eye to sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be a potentially life threatening condition. It can increase the risk of other serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and impotence.
The traditionally prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Although CPAP is effective, up to half of patients fon’t adhere to the treatment. Dentists can provide an alternate sleep solution with oral appliance therapy.
ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY
Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that fits easily into your lifestyle. A dental oral appliance looks like a sports mouth guard and is work only during sleep. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open airway, preventing sleep apnea and snoring.
Treating snoring or sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy can help you feel like a new person. You will find that your symptoms, and your quality of life, can improve dramatically when you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly. Custom-fit oral appliances from Weisenberger Dental can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health.
If you have concerns about snoring and sleep apnea, it may be time to make an appointment. Our team at Weisenberger Dental is ready to answer your questions about obstructive sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy.