An Effective Response To Sleep Apnea

What happens to a person who suffers from sleep apnea over time can be concerning for several reasons. This condition strips you of the ability to complete your rest cycles. When they are disrupted, you lose out on the health benefits that are supposed to be gained from a night’s sleep. That means you can experience a loss of energy, problems with your focus and short term memory, difficulty managing your mood, and more. The physical toll this problem takes is also serious. Fortunately, there is something that can be done to address this problem. At our Livonia/Detroit, MI dentist’s office, we can provide solutions that help patients remain at rest. In addition to discussing the use of a CPAP machine, we can offer support for sleep apnea in the form of a custom oral appliance. Oral appliance therapy can be attractive as a less intrusive option for correcting nightly breathing difficulties. (more…)

When Frequent Fatigue Points To Sleep Apnea

How often do you find yourself struggling to complete your daily routine because of fatigue? Have you become increasingly reliant on caffeine and naps because you feel tired so often? When you lack energy even on days when you believe you had a full night’s rest, it can be a concern. This and other issues can point to problems with sleep apnea, a condition that robs you of the ability to complete your rest cycle. Over time, this can lead to several difficulties with your health, leading to more than just concerns about a lack of energy. Our Livonia/Detroit, MI dentist’s office can discuss treatment for this condition; for many of our patients, we can recommend an alternative to care with a CPAP machine by providing a custom oral appliance. (more…)

How Appliance Therapy Addresses Sleep Apnea

If you do nothing to address problems with sleep apnea, you can experience mounting issues with your mental and physical health. Unfortunately, people sometimes worry that if they agree to treat this problem, they will have to rely on a CPAP machine that makes rest hard to enjoy. While this treatment approach can have important benefits, it is not the only solution that you can discuss with your Livonia/Detroit, MI dentist. In addition to asking patients to wear CPAP masks, we can discuss the advantages to oral appliance therapy. A custom guard that keeps your jaw in position can prevent obstructions in your airways from stopping your breathing and forcing you out of sleep! (more…)

Is Sleep Apnea Raising Your Blood Pressure?

By keeping your blood pressure under control, you can lower your risk for different health threats, including potentially serious threats like heart disease! You may be well aware of the role that diet and exercise can play in controlling your blood pressure, but you may not realize that sleep apnea can make it harder to manage. This is just one of several health problems that can impact your quality of life when you struggle with this nightly breathing difficulty. At our Livonia/Detroit, MI area dentist’s office, we can help you if you think your snoring and breathing difficulties are contributing to your difficulties with managing hypertension! Because we can offer help in the form of oral appliance therapy, we can provide meaningful support to people who have had difficulty improving their rest with a CPAP machine. (more…)

Treating Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea

You may be having breathing difficulties while asleep that cause you to snore; if the issue is serious enough, it can also rob you of your ability to properly complete your rest cycles and enjoy the full health benefits of a night’s sleep. At our Livonia/Detroit, MI area dentist’s office, we can meet with you to discuss your concerns about this, and to talk about how the matter can be effectively treated. A problem with obstructive sleep apnea can actually be treated without the use of a CPAP machine. What we can use instead is a custom oral appliance made to make sure that your jaw’s position is changed so that you no longer experience interference that stops your air flow. (more…)

Support For A Snoring Partner

When your partner begins to snore, your chance at enjoying a peaceful night’s rest can be disrupted. The noises a person makes when they have trouble breathing at night can be loud and distracting. They can also be a warning that something more serious is happening. Snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, a condition that stops a person from resting properly during the night. Without effective care, this issue can lead to worsening trouble with fatigue, irritability, and other daily problems. It can also have a serious impact on a person’s physical well-being, as they no longer manage to enjoy the full benefits of a night’s rest. At our Livonia/Detroit, MI dental practice, we are ready to address the issue of sleep apnea. In fact, we can actually do so with a custom oral guard, making treatment with a CPAP machine unnecessary! (more…)

How Appliance Therapy Treats Sleep Apnea

When you have problems with your nightly breathing, it can become difficult for you to stay at rest. If sleep apnea has begun to affect your life, the impact can be seen through several symptoms. They include problems with snoring, but they also include issues with your mood, your daily energy levels and fatigue issues, and in problems maintaining your emotional and physical health. While it can be stressful to hear just how harmful untreated sleep apnea can be, you can find that managing the issue is easier than you realize. At our Livonia/Detroit, MI area dental office, we are ready to talk with you about treating this condition. Through appliance therapy, we can actually improve your nightly breathing and quality of life without the need for you to use a CPAP machine! (more…)

Discuss Sleep Apnea Symptoms With Your Dentist

There are certain issues you can safely assume that your dentist would like you to mention at an oral health exam. For example, problems with tooth pain, or a tendency to bleed when you brush and floss, can point to troubles that require dental care. However, you may not realize the full extent of what you can discuss at an appointment. Would you think to bring up an issue like snoring, or frequent troubles with fatigue? These are potential warning signs of sleep apnea, a condition that our Livonia/Detroit, MI area dental office can address. Through the appropriate treatment, we can improve your nightly rest, which can benefit your mood, your mental health, and your physical well-being. (more…)

Sleep Apnea And Your Rest Cycle

When you sleep soundly through the night, your body will pass through its rest cycles without interruption or interference. However, when something keeps you from remaining at rest, these cycles are disrupted, and your health suffers as a result. People who suffer from sleep apnea may not realize that they wake up during the night. However, the disruptions in their breathing can intrude enough to cause breaks in the rest cycle, making a “full” night’s sleep less restful. At our Livonia/Detroit, MI area dentist’s office, Dr. James Stewart is ready to help correct this issue. We can discuss different treatment solutions, including the use of a custom oral appliance to address obstructive sleep apnea. (more…)

Your Vulnerability To Sleep Apnea

The consequences of sleep apnea can be observed in several ways. In addition to experiencing loud snoring and difficult breathing at night, a person affected by this condition can struggle with fatigue, a lack of focus or irritability, difficulty staying awake during the day, and other problems we often associate with sleep deprivation. They can also find themselves vulnerable to undesirable physical changes, such as problems with high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat. What you should know is that in addition to looking out for signs of active sleep apnea, you can identify issues that make you vulnerable to difficulties. At our Livonia/Detroit, MI area dentist’s office, we are ready to provide guidance and in-office support so that this problem does not turn into a serious health issue for you. (more…)