Sleeping is an important part of your health and well-being.
Sleeping is an important part of your health and well-being. A good night’s rest helps you look and feel good. Unfortunately, some people have the common sleeping disorder obstructive sleep apnea also known as Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is a disorder where a person actually STOPS breathing a few hundred times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to a minute. Imagine holding your breathe a hundred times per night for 20 seconds at a time. Stopping oxygen to your brain is bad! Serious health problems that are linked to Sleep Apnea are: high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, erectile dysfunction, morning headaches, memory loss, and in some cases death. Fortunately, there is a solution. Many people know a CPAP is used to treat Sleep Apnea. The CPAP remains the best way to treat this common sleeping disorder. Yet, many people just cannot wear one or simply refuse. Our dental professionals help to fill this gap. A dental appliance can be made to help decrease the severity of Sleep Apnea.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Physicians has recently recommended an Oral Appliance for the treatment of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) as a primary treatment for mild to moderate Sleep Apnea and for those patients who are CPAP intolerant. This is where our doctors at Morrison Dental Group can help you get a better night’s sleep. Complete the questionnaire below to see if you are at risk for Sleep Apnea.