Did you know that people with sleep apnea can stop breathing for roughly 10 to 30 seconds at a time while they are sleeping? This can happen 5 to 30 times per hour and hundreds of times throughout the night! If you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring, we can help. Through the use of oral appliances, you can avoid the health consequences of sleep apnea, including increased rates of depression, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. These devices will also help relieve snoring, leading to a better night’s rest for you and your partner.
Common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme daytime drowsiness
- Personality changes
- Mood swings, including irritability
- Difficulty staying asleep at night
- Waking up with a dry or sore throat
- Frequent headaches in the morning
Oral appliances to treat snoring and sleep apnea are custom-made to fit over your teeth and keep your airway open while you rest. They may work by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages or by preventing the tongue from rolling back and blocking your air passages.
For more information about sleep apnea and snoring treatment in Dana Point, California, call Monarch View Dental Care today at 949-496-1222 and make an appointment with our experienced dentist, Dr. Judy Tiffany!