Like many Canadians, you’re always tired, and that seems to be the case no matter how much sleep you get. It doesn’t help that your partner is constantly complaining about your loud snoring. Together, these symptoms may actually reveal that you have sleep apnea, a serious disorder that cannot only rob you of your rest, but your health as well. Thankfully, the team at Dentistry in Motion can provide the solution you need in the form of a custom-made oral appliance, meaning you’ll finally be able to rest easy and feel great in the morning.
Sleep apnea is a condition wherein a person’s airway becomes completely blocked for short periods throughout the night, cutting off their breathing. This constantly interrupts the sleep cycle, meaning someone never really gets the deep, restful sleep they need to feel fully awake the next day. As the airway is becoming blocked, this can lead to chronic snoring as well.
The answer to both of these problems is to keep the airway nice and open, and we can make sure this happens using specially-made oral appliances. These fit over the teeth like a mouthguard and slightly shift the lower jaw forward in order to prevent the throat from closing. When worn, a patient is able to breathe normally throughout the entire night, ensuring fantastic sleep for both them and anyone near.
Think you or your partner could benefit from a sleep appliance? Give us a call today to schedule a consultation and screening.
Do you suffer from restless nights? It’s possible that you have sleep apnea. This sleeping disorder is usually treated with a CPAP machine, but this big, bulky, and inconvenient device comes with problems of its own. Thankfully, we offer oral appliance therapy to give our patients a way to sleep without worrying about maintaining and transporting a machine. Read on to see how we can use an oral appliance to help you stay rested and refreshed.