You know the popular holiday poem that says, “There arose such a clatter”? Let’s make sure that clatter isn’t YOU this holiday season! Ask us about sleep apnea treatment options in Highland, MI. Our team at Highland Advanced Dental Care can help you have a silent night of sleep.
Understand What’s Causing Your Snoring
Snoring happens with the tissues at the back of your throat begin to close your airway and vibrate as you take breaths in and out. If your airway is cut off completely, it is called obstructive sleep apnea, and your body has to actually wake you up in order for you to continue breathing again.
When you visit us for a free sleep apnea evaluation, the first thing we’ll want to do is assess if you are only snoring or if you are actually have apneic episodes. We do this by helping you get a sleep test that is read by a general care physician. Once that is done, we can begin treatment here at the office.
Be Fitted For An Oral Appliance
Sleep apnea and CPAP go together like ham and cheese, but we’re trying to help our patients break this trend. While CPAP is very effective, it’s also very uncomfortable for a lot of people. A better alternative is an oral appliance.
Much like an athletic mouthguard, an oral appliance fits over your teeth. It gently pulls your lower jaw forward so that your airway stays open while you sleep. Patients love this option because it’s more comfortable, quieter, and much easier to travel with than a CPAP.
At the end of the day, our number one concern is your health and your ability to get rest, which affects your health. Did you know that untreated sleep apnea is linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, anxiety, and sleep related car accidents?
Snoring is not something that should be ignored! Sure, there are a lot of jokes about sleeping like a freight train and sawing logs, but the situation is much more serious that most people realize.
There are some things you can do tonight to begin improving your symptoms.
- Avoid alcohol and other sedatives
- Stop smoking
- Sleep on your side
- Raise the head of your bed
- Begin trying to lose weight
It’s easy to laugh off your snoring, but understand that there could be a much more serious issue playing out as you sleep. Take us up on our offer for a free evaluation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Once you are sleeping better, you will see almost all other areas of your life improve! More energy, improved concentration, healthier heart, and more! Call us today at 248-329-3552 to schedule your sleep apnea evaluation in Highland. We look forward to helping you have a healthier holiday!