Do you often suffer from exhaustion during the day, and have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake in the night, sometimes struggling to breathe? If so, this could indicate sleep apnea. Your Austin, MN, dentists can offer relief from sleep apnea symptoms with a custom and comfortable oral appliance.
Poor Sleep and Other Symptoms
Do you often wake up in the night choking or gasping for breath? Do you suffer from chronic snoring and also feel exhausted and irritable during the day, with issues concentrating on tasks or with your memory? These are all common signs that you’re experiencing poor rest, and could be suffering from sleep apnea. With sleep apnea, your soft tissues in the throat and rear of your mouth will collapse as you rest and cut off airflow. You stop breathing briefly until the brain wakes you. While you may not remember these happening each time, it can occur hundreds of times, consistently interrupting your REM sleep and leaving you exhausted, and also impacting your quality of life and overall health!
Dangers of Sleep Apnea
You could have issues staying awake during the day, feel moody, your work and personal life could suffer, and you develop high blood pressure. The disorder is also linked to stress on your immune system so you’re more likely to become ill. Falling asleep behind the wheel is more likelya too. For many, years of sleep apnea could strain the cardiovascular system to leave you vulnerable to heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. Don’t let your quality of life and your health suffer, talk to our team when you encounter these symptoms so we can start the treatment process and help you feel more rested and alert!
Treatment with an Oral Appliance
Our team will treat the issue with an oral appliance, a device that looks and fits like a mouthguard, but is custom-fitted for your smile. When worn at night, this comfortable device gently shifts the jaw and tongue to keep airways open and free of obstruction, so you sleep without interruption. The device is essay to clean and use, and can travel with you too. If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat issues like sleep apnea, or if you’re ready to start care so you can enjoy better rest, then please contact our team today to learn more. You deserve a good night’s rest, and we can help!
Get Your Custom Nightguard Today
Our team wants to help you rest with ease and feel alert and active during the day. To schedule an appointment with Potach & Mitchell in Austin, MN, call 507-437-6312. You can enjoy custom treatment that doesn’t rely on a loud and uncomfortable CPAP machine! Instead, we have a custom oral appliance that can help you sleep with ease again.