Posted on 1/20/2018 by Sundberg Office
|No one likes to admit that they snore during sleep. However, many people do, and not only does it keep your partner awake at night, but it can be dangerous to your health as well.
The reason for this is because snoring can be caused by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a dangerous health problem that can cause you to feel tired the next day and can cause many other health problems as well.
You should not just see your family doctor for help with snoring when it interrupts your sleep cycle, but you should also see your dentist. A dentist can provide you with the oral sleep appliance that can help treat your sleep apnea, helping you get a good night's sleep, as well as helping your partner get a good night's sleep.
Do Dental Sleep Appliances Work?
Yes, they do. They are an alternative to CPAP machines and may even work better for you and may even be more comfortable for you to wear at night. Wearing one can help by gently shifting your jaw at night allowing the airways to open to let you get a better night's sleep. The most common kind of dental appliance used for patents is called the mandibular advancement device, also known as MAD. Your dentist will make this device specifically for you with the shape of your mouth in mind.
Health Risks Associated With Sleep Apnea
Not only does your sleep suffer when suffering from sleep apnea, but you can end up with health problems too. Some of the health problems you can end up with when you have sleep apnea includes high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. When getting treated for sleep apnea, you will treat the health problems as well.
Calling us for more information on using the dental oral appliance will help ensure you get help for your sleep apnea. We can also give you information on the health problems associated with sleep apnea.