When it comes to getting a full night’s rest, it’s not only REM sleep that’s restorative. The way that you breathe during your sleeping hours is important also. Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially fatal condition, shared by tens of millions in the US alone. The most common form, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), exhibits in varying degrees of severity, causing sufferers to stop breathing sometimes hundreds of times a night, ranging from just a few seconds to more than a minute in length. If you feel unrested, even after a full night’s sleep, visiting your dentist at Meadowbrook Dental for sleep apnea 48326 treatment is an excellent idea.
OSA occurs when the soft tissue in the throat and mouth relax during sleep, to the point where they fall back and restrict the airway. Typical bedtime symptoms include loud or frequent snoring, episodes of breathing cessation or gasping for breath, and abrupt awakenings. What’s more, repeated breathing cessation can result in micro-sleep, breaking up your nights’ rest for such short periods of time that you don’t remember waking. It’s no wonder then that sleep apnea 48326 sufferers can experience morning headaches, difficulty concentrating, and excessive fatigue throughout the day. If you think that you or a loved one may have OSA, it’s best to visit your dentist in Auburn Hills for sleep apnea 48326 treatment.
If it’s been a while since you’ve gotten a good night’s rest, don’t sleep on it! In its mild to moderate forms, OSA is simple to treat with a dental appliance. Worn like a mouth guard, our dentist can fabricate a custom designed appliance to keep your airway patent and open through the night.
Dr. Pelerin is skilled and experienced in providing oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. For more information about treatment for obstructive sleep apnea or if you want to know more about any of the services that we provide, give us a call today.