Sleep Apnea Therapy at Fresno Smile Makeovers
Did you know that 24% of men and 18% of women snore when they sleep?
Also as we get older, the chances of snoring increase, affecting the quality of our sleep.
Snoring is one of the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which is a condition that causes fatigue and a restless night sleep. This can impact your overall health and increase the chances of obesity and heart disease.
Patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea stop breathing many times throughout the night. These repeated ‘breathing stops’ startle the patient and forces them out a deep sleep. As a result, this decreases the quality of their sleep and affects their overall daily life.
Common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:
- Not thinking as clearly
- Morning headaches
- Muscle pain
- A reduction in short-term memory
- Being easily irritable
The Dental professionals at Fresno Smile Makeovers treat obstructive sleep apnea by using a small oral device, resembling a mouthguard. The oral device keeps your jaw in a comfortable position while you sleep, allowing you to breathe easier.
During your appointment, we will make an impression of your teeth and bite, which is sent to a dental lab to construct your oral device. This ensures it will fit your mouth comfortably. The great thing about this form of treatment is that it’s quick and affordable. And best of all, the oral device is customized to your mouth.
If you’re suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, contact Fresno Smile Makeovers. We’ll be more than happy to help you get a better night’s sleep.