Do you wake up feeling tired, even after a full night’s sleep? Does your sleeping partner constantly elbow you or complain about your snoring? Sleep apnea is often the cause of poor quality sleep and snoring. It is more than just an annoyance – it can jeopardize your health. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or want a solution for your snoring, call us at Columbia Dental Center. We offer effective dental treatments for snoring and some forms of sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects your breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common forms and can cause you to periodically stop breathing when your airway becomes blocked. This obstruction is also what causes the loud snoring and sputtering while you sleep. This constant delay in breathing can stop you from getting the REM sleep needed to feel well-rested, and your snoring can ensure no one else nearby is getting much sleep either.
To treat obstructive sleep apnea and reduce snoring, a mouth guard can be used when you sleep. This adjusts your jaw and can eliminate the obstruction that blocks your airway and causes you to snore. Another benefit of wearing a customized mouth guard is that it can prevent teeth grinding that can harm your teeth and cause jaw pain.
Our team at Columbia Dental Center can create a mouth guard that is designed specifically for you to treat sleep apnea, snoring and teeth grinding. This is a medical device that is formed for your mouth, making it comfortable and effective. When you are able to get quality sleep, your energy level can increase and it can benefit your health. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for a consultation regarding treating your sleep apnea.