Constant difficulties getting a full night’s rest can indicate that you may be suffering from sleep apnea. This condition affects nearly 18 million people across the country, and yet some studies suggest that almost 90% of them are not receiving the treatment they need to overcome the condition.
Treatment is actually very simple, and is normally accomplished with a CPAP mask and machine. It isn’t exactly the most comfortable thing to wear at night, though, so even some people who have been properly diagnosed don’t wear it like they should.
There is, however, another option that we can provide.
How Can a Dentist Help You Sleep Better?
A custom-fit dental appliance is another option for some sleep apnea sufferers. It is a small, plastic device that looks a lot like a sports mouth guard. It works by preventing the tongue and other soft tissues from sliding back and blocking off the airway.
These appliances are becoming a popular alternative because they are comfortable to wear, are small enough to take on trips, and only take a little while to get used to them while you’re sleeping.
Are You a Candidate?
At Galleria Dentistry, we can provide the high-quality mouth piece, but you will still have to be properly diagnosed by a qualified doctor who can recommend the most effective treatment for your personal situation. If they determine that you are a candidate for this kind of treatment we will custom fit the appliance so you can get a comfortable and complete night’s rest.
Contact us today to learn more about sleep apnea and how we can help you reclaim a restful night.