Do you snore loudly? Do you sometimes stop breathing when you sleep? Do you wake up with shortness of breath or morning headaches? Do you have attention, concentration, or memory problems? These are just a few of the symptoms of sleep apnea. If you have one or more of these conditions – tell your dentist about it!
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where your breathing is repeatedly stopped while sleeping. Studies have linked several illnesses and medical problems with sleep apnea, such as heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and even death. It’s a serious condition that many have lived with for so long that often times it’s viewed as a nuisance rather than a threat to one’s health.
The best way to determine if you have sleep apnea is with a sleep study. Fortunately, Inspired Dental has a home sleep study device for patients who exhibit signs of sleep apnea. Inspired Dental works closely with a Las Vegas sleep physician who reads the results of the home sleep study to diagnose and recommend treatment options. Sleep apnea has a range in severity and can be treated with different methods. Qualified dentists, such as Inspired Dental, have the technical skill and knowledge to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea with the use of oral appliance therapy. The device is similar to a night guard and is worn in the mouth during sleep. The oral sleep appliance is custom-fitted to each patient and helps maintain an open, unobstructed airway.
At Inspired Dental, we LOVE sleep. Not just a lot of sleep, but QUALITY sleep. We believe that good sleep has a direct impact on your quality of life and your overall health and well-being. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea disrupts your sleep (and your partners) and can severely increase your risk of health problems. Talk to us about sleep apnea and improve your quality of life!