How Oral Appliance Therapy Addresses Sleep Apnea Issues

When you snore regularly, struggle with fatigue, and generally fail to feel rested even after a full night’s sleep, you should look into the possibility you are affected by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that can take a serious toll on a person’s physical and mental well-being. Because it stops you from completing your rest cycles, it will prevent you from gaining everything you should from a full night’s sleep. Fortunately, this is something that your Livonia/Detroit, MI dentist can help you treat! With oral appliance therapy, we can make sure that you sleep soundly again without the need to wear a CPAP mask each night.

Treating Sleep Apnea Helps With More Than Just Snoring

Sleep apnea affects your physical and mental health in several ways, which is why prompt treatment is encouraged if you think it is affecting you. The reason it is often associated with snoring is because obstructive sleep apnea is caused by physical blockages of your airways by soft tissues in your throat. Partial coverage by those tissues causes the loud, uncomfortable, rumbling sound of snoring while you sleep. When your air is completely cut off, it forces your body out of the rest cycle to address the problem, interfering with your ability to truly rest well.

How Oral Appliance Therapy Helps Patients

With a custom sleep appliance, we can help patients who are struggling with obstructive sleep apnea by stopping the interference with their breathing at night. The appliance will gently change the position of your jaw in a way that keeps your soft tissues from stopping you from breathing. With this adjustment, you can once again sleep peacefully through the night. In addition to stopping your snoring trouble, this can give you back your ability to complete your rest cycles and start enjoying the physical benefits of sleep.

Why You Should Make Your Sleep Apnea Treatment A Priority

Until you do something about sleep apnea, the problem can cause progressively more harm by depriving you of restful sleep. Without the ability to fully rest, you can struggle with an inability to focus, irritability, grogginess, and other issues. The changes in your rest and breathing can lead to higher blood pressure, which makes you vulnerable to more physical problems. If you think you are already struggling with sleep apnea, setting an appointment with your dentist to talk about it can lead to important relief.

Talk To Your Livonia/Detroit, MI Dentist, Dr. Stewart, About Your Sleep Apnea

Until you do something about sleep apnea, you can continue to struggle with the toll it takes on your physical and mental health. To discuss treatment with oral appliance therapy, please contact your Livonia/Detroit, MI area dentist, Dr. Stewart, by calling (734) 425-4400.