How A Sleep Appliance Provides A Good Night’s Rest

greenville sleep apnea treatmentWhen you suffer from chronic snoring and sleep apnea, this could prevent both you and your significant other from obtaining a good night’s rest. Over time, you overall health can suffer too! But our team can offer a noninvasive solution for sleep apnea. In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of a sleep appliance for treating your sleep apnea.

Snoring and Sleep Disorders

The most common warning sign of the disorder is chronic snoring. When you snore, this is because air passages are limiting airflow, creating a loud sound as you breathe. With sleep apnea, these same passageways become completely trapped by the collapse of soft tissues. You stop breathing briefly for the seconds until the brain registers the sudden drop in oxygen and wakes you. While this can happen several times each night, you likely do not remember these, and eventually this could strain your heart health and immune system, causing issues with memory and concentration, and leave you feeling exhausted and moody during the day. Don’t ignore these possible symptoms, let us know right away so we can start treatment!

Sleep Assessments and Home Testing

To begin, we will offer a sleep assessment to look at your possible symptoms and sleep habits, assessing your risk of sleep apnea. We can then conduct a detailed diagnosis with a simple at-home sleep test, wearing a small device to bed that will record possible risk factors and symptoms. Our team will then interpret these symptoms and find out if you need treatment. If so, we will move forward with the creation of a sleep appliance, one custom-made for your smile to ensure optimal results.

Our Custom Sleep Appliance

The appliance will be custom-fitted for your smile, crafted based on detailed digital images we take of your bite. When worn, this device fits like a mouthguard and throughout the night will shift the jaw and tongue forward to keep soft tissues from cutting off airflow. Since you breathe without interruption, you feel more rested and alert the next day. The device is easy to use, clean, and store, and can travel with you as needed. You then feel more rested and alert, avoiding symptoms and serious impacts on your overall health. If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat issues like sleep apnea, then contact our team today to learn more.

Obtain a Custom Solution From Your Greenville, TX, Dentist!

We would like to help you enjoy a good night’s rest and avoid the long-term complications of a sleep disorder. To learn more about how we offer comfortable and effective treatment, then give us a call at Dental Sleep Solutions of Greenville & McKinney at (903)455-0516!