Your alarm goes off, and you hit snooze … again. You feel so tired every morning. Plus, you’ve got another headache.
You can’t remember the last time you felt like you woke up feeling rested and refreshed. It doesn’t help that your spouse complains about your snoring and blames you that they aren’t getting good sleep.
When your spouse isn’t irritated, they have told you they are worried. Because your snoring is keeping them awake, they’ve noticed that you often stop breathing while you are sleeping.
Feeling tired. Frequent headaches. Loud snoring. Breathing stoppages.
Those are all common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. It’s a serious sleep disorder, but it can be treated at our Attleboro, MA dentist office.
To learn about our treatment options, call 774-225-0618 to set up a consultation at Attleboro Family Dental Care.
You Deserve More Than Good Sleep
Sleep apnea isn’t just an annoying issue for you and your loved ones. It’s bad for your health.
People with sleep apnea are known to face a greater risk of a variety of health problems. These include (but are not limited to) strokes, heart attacks, and cardiovascular disease. They are more likely to have high blood pressure as well.
And since sleep deprivation is a side effect of untreated sleep apnea, people with this condition are more likely to experience daytime sleepiness. That can explain why studies have shown they are more than twice as likely to be involved in car accidents.
By doing something about your condition, you can snore less and get the deep, healthy sleep that your body needs to recover. Many of our patients have told us they felt better than they have felt in years after using our treatment — a custom-fitted oral appliance that they wear while they sleep.
By dealing with the source of your problem, you can take a big step to avoid many of the side effects as well.
Learn How Our Treatment Works
Sleep apnea is a condition that can cause someone to stop breathing hundreds of times each night. With obstructive sleep apnea, this happens because someone’s airway becomes blocked when they drift off.
To treat this problem, you have to find a way to keep your airway open. Often, patients are given a CPAP machine for this purpose. This involves wearing a mask that pushes air into your mouth or nose to keep your airway open. When used correctly, it will allow you to continue breathing so you can get the deep sleep that you need.
Unfortunately, many CPAP users will quit using their machines. Some are bothered by the mask. Some can’t stand the air pressure, and some don’t like the sound of the machine.
Our oral appliance works in a different way. It’s designed to shift the position of your lower jaw. This too keeps your airway open, so you can keep breathing. That lets you reach the stages of deep sleep. It also means you’ll snore less (if at all), so your spouse can get a good night’s rest as well.
Enjoy Healthy Sleep
You and your loved ones deserve to get healthy sleep. Talk to one of our doctors in Attleboro, MA about our treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Find out if you need a sleep test to diagnose your condition. Then, take action to get some rest.