The amount of sleep you get each night is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you or a loved one are concerned that you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, visiting with the caring team at DeSoto Dental can help. Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include; loud and chronic snoring, choking or gasping for air during sleep, and pauses in breathing that last 20 seconds to one minute. Apnea sufferers also often have restless sleep causing extreme fatigue or insomnia. Over 25 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but there are options that can relieve symptoms, providing a restful night's sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissue located in the back of your throat relaxes while you sleep causing you to snore, loudly. The consequences of obstructive sleep apnea can be detrimental to your health and wellbeing.

Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea can range from meeting with your medical professional to a visit to the dentist for general dentistry. Oral appliances have continued to provide relief to those who suffer from sleep apnea, but it is crucial to find what works for you. Oral appliances are worn inside your mouth while you sleep, but some over -the-counter versions are not approved by the FDA for sleep apnea. If you are using an oral appliance that does not fit properly it could lead to jaw problems or even tooth movement. It is important to discuss your options with DeSoto Dental to ensure you are receiving the proper oral appliances.

Stop Snoring and Sleep Better!

The consequences of obstructive sleep apnea can be detrimental to your health and wellbeing. Moreover, your sleep apnea symptoms also affect your significant other! If you are concerned about the wellbeing of your loved one, or are concerned that you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, call the professional team at DeSoto Dental today to stop snoring and sleep better.

Teeth Grinding Relief – Oral Appliances

Oral appliances hold your lower jaw in the correct position to keep your airway open by preventing the tongue and muscles in the upper airway from blocking your airway. Additionally, if you experience teeth grinding while you sleep, there are solutions to prevent further damage and to relieve symptoms. Contact DeSoto Dental today to schedule a consultation for you or a family member.