Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment

Edmond, OK Dentist

If you have sleep apnea, your breathing may be stopping during the night for 10 or more seconds during each pause. That can interrupt your sleep over and over, and you often won’t even remember that it happened.

If you have sleep apnea, you won’t be getting as much oxygen as you need. That leads to physical problems that can negatively impact your life.

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

One of the most common causes of sleep apnea is an obstruction in the throat caused by a change in the shape of your throat or jaw. That blockage can press your tongue and upper throat against your uvula and soft palate, which can vibrate and cause loud snoring.

Your jaw might just need to be repositioned in order to relieve the blockage and help you stop snoring. We can create a dental appliance for you that will relieve the problem. Such appliances are one of the low-cost CPAP alternatives that can get results very quickly.

Do You Experience These Signs of Sleep Apnea?

The following symptoms are common among patients with sleep apnea. You might experience one of them for reasons other than sleep apnea, but several of these together may indicate sleep apnea.

  • Increased Snoring | You or a family member may have noticed that your snoring has become louder recently.
  • Lack of Energy | Are you having trouble completing tasks that used to be easy for you? If you have sleep apnea, it is interrupting your sleep cycles repeatedly every night, robbing you of the rest you need.
  • Headache or Dry Throat in the Morning | If your throat is unusually dry or sore every morning, it may be caused by obstructed breathing during the night. You may also notice that you’re waking up with headaches every morning.
  • Trouble with Memory | Has your short-term memory been suffering recently? You may have noticed a decreased ability to remember what you should be doing.
  • Irritability | If sleep apnea is reducing your nighttime healing and rest, you might have trouble controlling your temper or mood swings.

One of the most important indicators of sleep apnea is when a family member actually observes your breathing stopping for 10 or more seconds while you sleep.

How We Can Help with Sleep Apnea

Our sleep apnea treatment involves creating a custom dental appliance for you. It will move your jaw into just the right position, so the obstruction in your throat disappears. That can help you stop snoring and allow you to breathe normally all night long.

For those who have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we are ready to work with you to find one of the CPAP alternatives that may be more comfortable for you.

Imagine getting your energy and rest back! If you have two or more of the signs of sleep apnea, call Redbud Dental for an appointment. You deserve more restful sleep, and we’ll do whatever we can to help.