Whether you snore, your partner snores, or both of your snore, you should be concerned. Loud and persistent snoring is one of the most common symptoms of a serious sleep disorder.
And thankfully, it’s something we can treat here at our San Diego, CA dental office.
Obstructive sleep apnea is not something you should ignore for your own sake nor for your partner’s sake. Our team at the office of Brian Davey, DDS could have the treatment you need to enjoy silent nights for years to come.
To take your first step toward better sleep, call 858-762-9991 to schedule an appointment.
Health experts tell us that deep, healthy sleep is necessary for us to recuperate from our daily activities. Without deep sleep, you can suffer from sleep deprivation.
That doesn’t just affect you at night. When you are sleep deprived, you are more likely to deal with daytime sleepiness as well. That can be embarrassing if you doze off at your desk at work, but it can be dangerous behind the wheel. You should know that have untreated sleep apnea more than doubles your risk of being in a car accident.
In other words, treating sleep apnea can help you get the healthy sleep you need to make it through the day.
Protect Your Heart!
When you have sleep apnea, you can stop breathing hundreds of times every night. These breathing stoppages are what prevent you from getting the deep sleep that you need.
You probably know that your body needs to breathe. When it can’t, that triggers the release of stress hormones in your body. Since this stoppages happen so frequently while you are trying to sleep, that can lead to higher blood pressure. That also can raise your risk of cardiovascular disease, strokes, and heart attacks.
To reduce this risk, you need to find a way to keep breathing. That will allow you to get the deep sleep you need, which means your body won’t spend night after night feeling stressed.
Get an Oral Appliance Made for You
If you don’t know whether you have obstructive sleep apnea, our doctors arrange for a take-home screening. If your test shows you have OSA or you have already been diagnosed with this condition, we can focus on your treatment.
OSA occurs because your airway becomes closed as you fall asleep. To prevent this, you need a way to keep your airway open. We can help by making a special oral appliance for you to wear.
This is similar to a mouthguard that you leave on while you sleep. It works by shifting the position of your lower jaw forward slightly. That can prevent your airway from closing, allow you to keep breathing, and reduce or eliminate your snoring.
You can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.