Do you have trouble sleeping at night, leaving you exhausted in the morning? Does your partner complain about your loud snoring or laboured breathing? Perhaps a dental sleep appliance could benefit you.
Sleep apnea refers to the narrowing, or full obstruction of the airway while sleeping. The oxygen depletion experienced can leave you tired and reduce hormones needed for metabolism, immune system, and memory.
Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, obesity, G.E.R.D, and impotence.
The most common symptoms include, snoring, fatigue, and high blood pressure. Other indications include TMJ disorders, clenching and grinding, social problems, memory loss, obesity, and a large collar measurement.
If this is a question you are asking yourself, perhaps you should call and book a consultation. It is important to remember that anyone can have sleep apnea, even athletes and children. In fact, 80% of people who snore have some form of obstructed sleep apnea. That’s a lot of us. The great news is that it’s not too late to think about treatment.
Many people are familiar with the CPAP machine. For some this works well, but we have an alternative solution. We offer an overnight sleep test that can be done in the comfort of your own home. The test results indicate the type and level of severity of sleep apnea you have. Sleep apnea can be treated with the CPAP machine, or with a small, comfortable dental appliance that is designed to keep your airway open as you sleep.
We would love to help.
If you are ready to take charge of your rest, please email us or call 604-922-0144 to schedule an appointment with us today for your better sleep tomorrow.