Boost Your Health by Improving Your Sleep Quality

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. This occurs because your airway becomes blocked when you fall asleep. This interferes with your breathing and causes you to wake up frequently. To treat this condition, you need a way to keep your airway open.

Often people are first recommended a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. A CPAP pushes air into your airway through a mask that is worn while you sleep. Unfortunately, many people find the mask troublesome and give up on this treatment option.

As an alternative, your general dentist at Marina Landing Family Dentistry can provide a special oral appliance to use instead. This is about the size of an athletic mouthguard. It holds your lower jaw in a position that allows you to continue breathing, so you remain asleep longer.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Persistent, loud snoring
  • Frequent breathing stoppages while asleep
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches
  • Waking up with dry mouth
  • Irritability
  • Difficultly staying focused

People who have sleep apnea are more likely to experience cardiovascular disease, diabetes complications, heart attacks, and strokes among other health issues. Because sleep apnea causes sleep deprivation, people with untreated sleep apnea are more likely to be involved in automobile accidents, too.

Call 510-990-9650 now or request an appointment online to discuss treating your sleep apnea in Alameda, CA. You deserve a good night’s sleep. Our team at Marina Landing Family Dentistry wants to make that possible for you.