Many adults suffer from a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), where the tongue and soft palate collapse to the back of the throat while sleeping. This blocks the flow of air, which causes the brain to wake the person up in order to breathe. This can happen as many as 300 times per night, depriving the person of a good night’s sleep. Many other problems can then arise from the lack of sleep. Don’t let sleep apnea keep you up; if you have questions about sleep apnea, feel free to contact us online, or give our Dublin office a call at 614-889-7661 or our Worthington office a call at 614-885-2610.
What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
Loud snoring is often the most noticeable symptom of sleep apnea. Other symptoms include making choking noises while asleep, loss of breath entirely, dry mouth, nightmares, dry or sore throat, headaches in the morning, mood swings, or weight gain. You may feel unrested or chronically tired if you’re suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep is essential to our healthy daily functioning and sleep apnea constantly interrupts this natural process.
What can I do to address my sleep problems?
One common solution to sleep apnea is the use of an oral mouthpiece during the night. At Haid Dental, we work with sleep clinics to provide the best care for our patients. We can design a small mouthpiece that can help relieve your sleep apnea. There are over 15 years of research to show that oral appliances can help restore you to a normal sleep pattern. The mouthpiece will be custom-made by your dentist and will fit your mouth and needs.
Use of an oral appliance yields multiple beneficial results such as the following:
- Treatment is simple and easy to use
- Treatment is covered by most insurances
- Comfortable to wear
- Easy transportation
- Better sleep
- Improved daytime functioning
- Less snoring
If you believe you’re suffering from sleep apnea, a mouthpiece might be the best and easiest solution. To learn more about sleep apnea and the solutions we can provide at Haid Dental, contact our office today at 614-889-7661 for the Dublin office or 614-885-2610 for the Worthington location.