Do you feel tired when you wake up after what seems to be a full nights rest? Do you feel tired during the day? Sleep disturbances happen more frequently than you think and often go unnoticed. Many people are not even aware that their breathing is irregular until it is brought to their attention by a sleeping partner.
In some instances patients experience disruption in sleep 30 or more times an hour. You can experience normal breathing falling into deep sleep, then awakened by a loud snort or choking sensation. When the quality of your sleep is affected by ongoing disruptions you may experience excessive daytime sleepiness.
Sleep Apnea causes your breathing to pause or become shallow. It interferes with the ability to remain in deep sleep. There are many reasons an individual may experience this type of breathing. The airway may be obstructed by the position of the jaw or the tongue.
If you are experiencing these symptoms we can help. We have extensive experience dealing with sleep disruptions that affect the quality of your life. We are able to fit you with dental devices that can help address these common issues.
A specially trained dentist can fit you with an oral device for mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. There are many benefits from oral devices that can help address the effects of sleep apnea.
If you would like more information regarding Sleep Apnea, and to see an animated example of how some of these symptoms affect breathing while you sleep-check out this video. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sleepapnea/