Always Tired? Sleep Loss is Harmful to Your Health
Your body needs rest and sleep every day to regenerate itself and give you the mental stamina and physical strength for a day’s activities. When you rest properly, your heart will decompress to relieve all the stresses it has accumulated throughout the day. With a good night’s rest, your blood pressure lowers, and the rate of age-related diseases is diminished. This can help to curb obesity, memory loss, diabetes, and hypertension.
In contrast, a lack of sleep places excessive strain and stress on your heart muscle. Cardiovascular disease and even death have been connected to sleep disorders or poor quality of rest.
Snoring Isn’t Just an Annoyance
Snoring sometimes indicates that a person has a more serious health concern called sleep apnea. This is an obstruction of the airway during sleep, so many people don’t even realize they are suffering from this condition. With diminished breathing capability, less oxygen is getting into the lungs for hours while asleep. Over time, the amount of sleep loss can result in serious health conditions and even premature death. Depression can also result, with an increase in stress hormones.
We have a solution with an oral appliance that is custom made. It results in the reduction or complete cessation of snoring to give you and your partner a restful night’s sleep.
Our Alternative to CPAP
The conventional treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP device. The use of the Continuous Positive Air Pressure device remains the standard. A patient is fitted with a mask that is attached to a machine that will pump air continually into a patient’s nose and mouth while asleep. The main problem patients have with the CPAP device is the bulkiness that makes it uncomfortable to wear.
If you have become frustrated with the CPAP, our doctors can custom make an oral appliance for you, such as the SomnoDent™. These small acrylic devices fit over your teeth just like an orthodontic retainer. They will realign your tongue and jaw to allow air to flow through your lungs while you sleep soundly. They are easy to remove and clean, and pack lightly for travel. They are comfortable and have an excellent success rate to stop snoring and give quality sleep.
Snoring and sleep apnea don’t have to fill your nights. Give us a call today for a no cost/no obligation consultation.