For many adults, a restless night every once in a while is not anything to bat an eye at or even fret about. When you wake up feeling exhausted with a migraine yet had a full night’s rest, however, it may be time to become concerned. In fact, you may be experiencing a rest disorder such as sleep apnea, in which seeing a specialist is needed to correct the problem. In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX dentist at Dental Sleep Solutions of Greenville will look at the benefits a custom appliance can provide to improve your night of rest.
Addressing Sleep Apnea
Apnea occurs when your throat muscles relax, causing your airway to become restricted. It can result in breathing repeatedly stopping and starting again while resting, and is usually reported by a partner. When an individual experiences obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a number of indicators or effects become apparent. Some of these symptoms include daytime fatigue, insomnia at night, hypersomnia during the day, morning headaches, irritability, and more. If left untreated, this condition can cause complications in your overall health such as high blood pressure, liver problems, heart problems, complications with surgeries and medications, and more. If you suspect you may be experiencing OSA, contact our office today.
Improving Your Breathing
For many individuals who have OSA, the first item suggested or tried is the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. The CPAP machine is connected to a mask that you are meant to wear while sleeping. The machine provides a gentle but steady stream or air through the mask in order to help keep your breathing consistent throughout the night. One of the setbacks of CPAP, however, is that the machine takes extensive setup and is noisy when in use, disrupting sleep as well as aiding it. As a solution, your Greenville, TX dentist can provide a custom appliance to help.
A custom dental appliance helps many individuals by providing support for your lower jaw in order to prevent the throat and tissues from collapsing and restricting airflow. Not only this, but it is custom-designed and created with highly precise measurements of your unique chin and jaw, ensuring maximum-level comfort. It offers a more conventional, more customized solution that is easier to clean, more compact, and overall created with your dimensions in mind. For more information about our custom appliances and the process for getting your today, contact our team.
A Restful Night
Addressing your OSA can be made easier with a custom appliance to regulate breathing while also taking into account your unique needs. Contact Dental Sleep Solutions of Greenville in Greenville, TX by calling 903-455-0516 to schedule your appointment or learn more today.