Obstructive sleep apnea impacts millions of people, and can lead to chronic snoring, daytime exhaustion, and serious complications for your quality of life. Which is why we offer a comfortable and minimally-invasive solution! At our Tampa, FL, sleep center, we’re discussing the benefits of treating sleep apnea.
Recognizing Your Sleep Disorder
How do you know if you have a sleep disorder? Often, sleep apnea causes chronic snoring, which your significant other can let you know about. Your partner may also notice if you stop breathing in the night, or seem to wake suddenly gasping or choking. There are also warning signs that occur during waking hours, such as daytime drowsiness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, memory issues, dry mouth, and headaches. When one or more of these symptoms occurs, consider an appointment to see if you need treatment for a sleep disorder.
The Benefits of Treatment
When you seek treatment for sleep apnea, you enjoy a number of benefits. A good night’s rest means you wake up feeling relaxed and energized, instead of just groggy and irritable. You will be able to better focus on tasks at work or school, and won’t be as forgetful either. Your new energy levels are also helpful, and allow you to enjoy a better quality of life. You also enjoy better overall health. The disorder is linked to strained immune systems and more frequent illnesses, as well as serious impacts on your heart health, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and even heart attack.
Oral Appliance Therapy
How do we treat this disorder to improve your overall health and quality of life? While a CPAP machine can be effective, many people find them cumbersome, loud, and irritating, and may simply stop using them. Which is why we offer a better solution. Our team will take detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles, and then combine them to create a 3D impression. We can use the information to design and custom-fit an oral appliance, one that fits like a mouthguard and is worn while you sleep. While in use, this shifts your jaw and tongue forward to keep airways open and free of obstruction, so you breathe easy and avoid sleep apnea-related symptoms. The device is then easy to clear and store, and can travel with you as needed.
If you have any questions about how our team will plan and implement sleep apnea treatment, then contact our office today to learn more or schedule a consultation.
Talk To Your Tampa, FL Dentist About Boosting Your Health
We want to help you enjoy a good night’s rest and avoid major health impacts! For more information on the benefits of treating your overall health, call our Tampa, FL treatment office today at (813) 640-4086.