How We Can Help With Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Do you find yourself waking your partner up in the middle of the night due to snoring? At the Denture and Implant Centre, we can help you manage these symptoms so you can achieve a more restful sleep for you and your family.
Snoring is fairly common among adults, with some sources claiming that almost 25% of people are habitual snorers. Snoring is generally more frequent in males and tends to worsen with weight and age.
The good news is, there are ways to reduce your symptoms.
First, let’s discuss a little more about snoring and some of its possible causes.
Snoring could be a sign of a more severe condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea can occur when your muscles and throat relax during sleep, which can lead to your airways becoming narrow or closed. When this happens, you might stop breathing for several seconds at a time causing lower amounts of oxygen in your blood.
As a result, your heart has to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Sleep Apnea can be dangerous if left untreated over time.
Some of the Most Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Include:
- Pauses in breathing
- Gasping for air
- Daytime fatigue
- Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
If Left Untreated, Sleep Apnea Can Increase the Risk Of:
- Heart disease (heart attacks, heart failure, irregular heartbeat)
- High blood pressure
- Learning and memory problems
If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea, it’s important that you contact your doctor to begin working on a solution. Sleep Apnea can be treated and doesn’t need to be a source of stress and discomfort in your life.
How The Denture & Implant Center Can Help
One of the best ways to correct snoring and reduce the chances of sleep apnea is to open up your airways while you’re asleep.
At The Denture and Implant Center, we’re able to take an imprint of your teeth and jaws in order to understand how it all fits together.
Using this information, we’ll consult with our denturists at Strong Dental in Leamington, Ontario to create a custom fitted SUAD™ Device to keep your airways clear and the oxygen flowing.
This custom-made dental appliance holds your jaw in a comfortable and slightly open position which prevents your throat from collapsing and cutting off your breathing.
If you’re struggling to get a full night’s sleep, we may be able to help you rest easier.