Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you snore or are you having trouble sleeping well at night? You may have sleep apnea. Our Norton Shores, MI dentist offers sleep apnea treatment so that you can get the rest you need to go about your day. You’ll rest easier after you call our office because we have the answers to your sleep problems.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by a periodic cessation of breath. The sufferer will often wake themselves up at night as they stop breathing. This can lead to poor sleep, high blood pressure, and more.
Many symptoms of sleep apnea
Sleep apnea has a few telltale signs. However, because you are sleeping, you may have to rely on your partner to alert you of some of these symptoms. Some people go years living with sleep apnea simply because they do not know they have it. They attribute their poor sleep to something else and do not seek the treatment they need.
If you experience any of these symptoms below, please check with our team about how we can help you.
- Loud snoring
- Pauses in your breath during sleep
- Morning headaches
- Daytime fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dry mouth or sore throat upon awakening
Advanced sleep apnea treatment
Before sleep apnea treatment can be offered, you must first be diagnosed with sleep apnea by a doctor who has performed a sleep study. If you do not know how to go about this, please contact our Norton Shores, MI dentist for help.
Once you have undergone your sleep study and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, a doctor may recommend a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. This machine is designed to pump air into your nose and possibly mouth to keep your passageways open and allow you to breath easily. However, patients tend to find CPAP machines hard to get used to.
Fortunately, for those who can’t get used to CPAP machines or who just don’t like the idea of them, there is another option. At Community Shores Dental, we can offer sleep apnea treatment devices that are designed to fit in your mouth and adjust the jaw so that the airways remain open. We also offer anti-snore devices for loud snorers who do not have sleep apnea! If you want a sleep apnea solution that does not involve being hooked up to a machine every night, give us a call. We will be happy to help you.
Make an appointment
Ready to sleep easy? Schedule an appointment with our Norton Shores, MI dentist today! You can reach us by calling 231-366-4182 or by sending us a message using ouronline contact form. Either way, we will be happy to help you find a suitable date and time for your visit. We look forward to working with you!