Patients who have sleep apnea don’t always know it. Their sleeping partners typically do, as the condition is typically marked by loud, distinct patterns of snoring every night. However, the condition doesn’t wake the sufferer from consciousness, and therefore, isn’t always obvious for what it is. At our Cleveland, TX, dental office, we offer custom-designed appliances to help patients with sleep apnea stop snoring and get the sleep they deserve. By addressing the condition, you can stop the mechanisms that cause you to snore so loudly and to stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night.
It helps you stop snoring so loudly
The snoring that results from sleep apnea is often its most notable symptom, and it indicates a potentially serious threat to your overall health. When you have sleep apnea, your snoring grows louder because your airway is becoming increasingly more obstructed by mouth and throat tissues. The point of a custom-designed sleep appliance is to stop this obstruction from occurring by supporting your lower jaw. This stops the obstruction from interrupting your breathing, and as a result, stops you from snoring loudly throughout the night.
It affects more than just your sleep
Sleep apnea isn’t just a sleep disorder, it’s a sleep and breathing disorder. This means it not only disrupts your sleep pattern, but also your breathing patterns and your body’s ability to draw in enough oxygen as you sleep. When left untreated long enough, sleep apnea can have significant effects on your cardiovascular health, as well as your mental and physical wellbeing in nearly all aspects. By addressing it, you not only rest more comfortably and sleep more soundly, but also lower the substantial health risks that are commonly associated with sleep apnea.
You can treat sleep apnea conveniently
Traditional treatments for sleep apnea include a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and mask. The machine supplies a steady, gentle stream of oxygen to keep your airway clear while you sleep. By contrast, a custom-designed sleep appliance can be designed to fit comfortably over your teeth and support your jaw to prevent oral tissues from collapsing into your airway at all. If you currently rely on a CPAP machine and mask, then a sleep appliance may offer a more comfortable and convenient option.
Learn more about treating sleep apnea
Having sleep apnea can impact your quality of life in several ways, but customized treatment can help you improve it by addressing its consequences. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.