If you are a loud snorer who often feels sleepy or lethargic even after getting a good night’s rest, you might be suffering from sleep apnea.
More on sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person’s breathing during sleep is affected, repeatedly stopping and starting throughout the night.
Sleep apnea can be a relatively dangerous condition when it is severe. There are three main types of sleep apnea: the most common being obstructive sleep apnea, which involves the relaxing of the throat muscles; central sleep apnea, where the brain fails to deliver the right signals to the muscles; and lastly, complex sleep apnea, which combines both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
But fortunately, this sleep disorder along with loud snoring can be effectively managed with a dental appliance for sleep apnea offered by our Danforth dentist.
Oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea are an effective alternative to the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. This appliance works by comfortably pushing the tongue and the jaw forward into a new position - creating a larger, more open airway for improved airflow. The device also helps to reduce the risk of the tissue collapsing and narrowing of the airway during sleep.
Most patients suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea are candidates for the oral sleep device - especially if they have not had success with the CPAP machine. The device is also most suitable and effective for patients who are not obese.
It’s critical to speak to a medical professional if you experience any sleep apnea symptoms. When sleep apnea is left untreated, the disorder can lead to health issues such as high blood pressure and other types of cardiovascular disease - and can even increase the risk of weight gain, memory problems, impotence, and headaches. Not to mention - the fatigue associated with inadequate rest can increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents and poor job performance, among other things.
Contact our Danforth dental clinic to schedule a sleep apnea oral appliance consultation today.
We are conveniently located near Greektown on the TTC Danforth Avenue subway line between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue.
1411 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4J 1N2