Treat Sleep Apnea for More Silent Nights

The snoring is too much for your family and friends. They want to sleep, but they are also concerned about your health.

Your constant snoring could be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder. Thankfully, you can get relief from sleep apnea at our office in Alameda, CA.

If you are struggling with a CPAP, then we may have a simpler solution for you. Many people find our oral appliance easier to use as an effective treatment.

Call 510-990-9650 to get started with a consultation at Marina Landing Family Dentistry.

Signs of a Sleep Disorder 

An estimated 30 million people in the United States have this condition. Many of them are not getting treatment because they have never been diagnosed. The only way to know for certain is to complete a sleep test.

However, you are a good candidate for testing if you show signs of this sleep disorder. Make note of these symptoms:

  • Frequent breathing stoppages when you are asleep
  • Constant snoring when you fall asleep
  • Waking up feeling tired
  • Waking up with headaches
  • Waking up with a dry mouth
  • Becoming annoyed or irritated easily
  • Fatigue
  • Daytime sleepiness

You should not ignore these signs of potential sleep apnea. Even if you don’t have this sleep disorder, a sleep test would help you identify what issue you may be having.

With care, you can get relief, which can greatly reduce your symptoms. You can breathe deeply, stop snoring, waking up feeling rested, and have more energy throughout the day.

Feel Better With Good Sleep

Sleep apnea is a condition in which someone stops breathing when they fall asleep. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may stop breathing dozens or hundreds of times every night.

How does that affect your body? Your brain recognizes there is a problem when you aren’t breathing. In response, it wakes you up, so you breathe again. Often this is so brief that you don’t have any memory that it has happened. This is when you begin snoring again, until your airways slowly closes itself off, you stop breathing again, and the cycle repeats.

That also keeps your body in a stressed state throughout the night. This has a detrimental effect on your health. This is demonstrated by sleep apnea patients’ increased risk of several health issues:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Strokes
  • Type 2 diabetes

An oral appliance is designed to keep your airways open while you sleep. This allows you to remain asleep longer, which means you get the deep sleep you need to feel rested. Without deep sleep, you experience sleep deprivation. That has its own consequences, including difficulty concentrating and an increased risk of car accidents.

Rest Now, Enjoy Life Later

Your dental team in Alameda, CA wants to do more than keep your mouth healthy. We want you to enjoy your life as much as you can. That is one of the reasons we are happy to offer sleep apnea treatment at our office.

Get the sleep you need to have the energy you want to make the most of your time with family and friends.

Call Marina Landing Family Dentistry today at 510-990-9650 for an appointment in Alameda, CA.