If you have sleep apnea, it will not only affect the quality of your sleep, but the way you feel during the day. Sleep apnea has also been associated with many serious medical conditions. If you think you may be suffering with sleep apnea, you should come to our dental practice, Eyal Waldman, DMD, to see our Brookhaven top dentist, Dr. Amandeep Kaur, for sleep apnea treatment.
When a patient has sleep apnea, they suffer with brief interruptions of their sleep many times throughout the night. Their partners may tell them that they hear them snoring loudly, and then hear them sounding as though they are gasping for air. Actually, patients with sleep apnea have their breathing cut off many times during their sleep cycle, but this is usually so momentary that they quickly awaken and fall right back asleep. When patients have sleep apnea they wake up in the morning feeling tired and often irritable, and do not understand why because they believe they have had a restful night’s sleep. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This type of sleep apnea causes a problem where the soft tissues at the back of the throat block the passage of air while you are sleeping. Patients with sleep apnea often have headaches in the morning, and are extremely irritable when they wake. Sleep apnea is also a dangerous medical condition as it has been associated with heart problems and stroke. It also makes it difficult for patients to easily perform tasks such as driving, since they are not very alert during the day, due to a lack of good sleep. The good news is that sleep apnea can be easily treated by our Brookhaven top dentist with a simple, patient-friendly oral appliance. This appliance is used as a non-invasive treatment for sleep apnea and snoring; it will move the mandible forward, so that the airway will be sufficiently open while you are sleeping.
For an appointment to meet with our Brookhaven top dentist for effective treatment for your sleep apnea problem, contact our office today.