You don’t remember the last time you woke up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day ahead. You also don’t remember the last day your partner didn’t complain about your snoring.
You both could use healthy sleep, and the solution may be available at McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry in Charlotte, NC.
Our sleep apnea treatment has helped many people get the deep, quality sleep they deserve. That translates into more energy and better focus during their day-to-day activities.
Call us at 704-766-8662 if this sounds appealing to you. Discover how our dentists could help you get the rest you need.
Know The Signs Of Trouble
An estimated 22 million people are struggling with sleep apnea in the United States. The most common form of this disorder is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). People with this sleep disorder often have more than one of the following symptoms:
- Loud snoring
- Breathing stoppages when you fall asleep
- Waking up with headaches
- Waking up with a dry mouth
- Feeling fatigued throughout the day
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty focusing
When you have OSA, you aren’t getting the deep sleep that you need for your overall health. As you fall asleep, your airway becomes restricted, which makes your snoring louder, until you stop breathing. When that happens, you will wake up briefly so you can take a few breaths before drifting off again. This cycle may repeat hundreds of times each night, which is why you can feel just as tired when you get up as you did when you went to bed for the evening.
When left untreated, OSA has been linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular and heart disease, and car accidents (due to fatigue).
Choose A Comfortable Solution For Your Situation
To treat this condition, you need to keep your airway open while you are sleeping. A comfortable and effective way to do that is by getting a custom-made oral appliance from our team at McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry.
This appliance works by adjusting the position of your lower jaw slightly forward. This keeps your airway clear, so you can enjoy deep, restful sleep throughout the night. That also can reduce or eliminate snoring so your spouse or significant other can sleep well, too.
If you haven’t had a sleep test, we can help you determine if you should schedule one. If you’ve already been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may have received a CPAP machine. These can be effective when used consistently and correctly. Unfortunately, many people find this treatment frustrating. It may be an uncomfortable mask, the feel of the air pressure, the sound of the machine, or another reason that has made your stop. Regardless, an oral appliance could offer you an alternative treatment for your OSA.
End Your Sleepless Nights
You should feel rested and healthy after a night of sleep. If you aren’t, then it may be time to schedule a consultation with our dentists in Charlotte, NC. Don’t spend another day dreaming about healthy sleep. Call 704-766-8662 or contact us online to request an appointment to discuss your sleep apnea treatment.