When one member of the household has snoring isues, that can be hard on a family. Yet, it could actually be extremely dangerous for the one sawing logs if the snoring is caused by an invasive condition known as sleep apnea. That’s why, if you snore, and you think you might have sleep apnea, you will want to come explore a sleep apnea solution from Dr. Kiehl ASAP. Keep reading to hear more about the common signs of sleep apnea, and our available treatments. Then call us at 603-546-7460 to schedule your consultation appointment at Nashua Family Dentistry in Nashua, NH.
Sleep Apnea 101
Here’s the deal: sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing at night. This is why people with sleep apnea often snore uncontrollably or wake up gasping for air several times an hour. In more severe cases, people will experience up to 30 episodes of sleep apnea an hour.
There are two types of sleep apnea but obstructive sleep apnea is the most common, and also the one that we dentists can help with. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, though not everyone has been officially diagnosed. While the vast majority of folks with sleep apnea snore, snoring isn’t the only warning sign.
Some others to be on the lookout for in yourself or your sleep partner are: waking up feeling exhausted even after a full night of sleep; persistent morning headaches; dry mouth; mood swings or unexplained irritability; short-term memory loss; the desire to sleep throughout the day.
Sleep Apnea Solutions
Finding a solution for your sleep apnea problem will be so much better for your health and your interpersonal relationships. When one person in a relationship has sleep apnea, it’s common to hear that the couple no longer sleeps in the same bed. We’ve been told that sleep apnea treatment has helped save relationships, and possibly lives.
The CPAP machine is the standard way for doctors to treat sleep apnea, and it’s still the most guaranteed form of treatment. The downside is that some people do not do well with the whole CPAP set-up. The CPAP includes a mask, hose, and a loud machine. And the CPAP method doesn’t work if you’re not wearing it. That’s why we have begun offering an alternative to the CPAP.
If you are afflicted by mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, we can set you up with an easy and effective oral appliance that will push your lower jaw forward to help keep the airways open. Our patients prefer the oral appliance over the CPAP machine because it’s simple to use, easy to travel with, truly reduces snoring and sleep apnea, and it’s not disruptive to your sleep partner. It takes some getting used to but patients report that within a few nights it seems like a normal part of sleeping. Wouldn’t you like to find out for yourself if this could end your sleep apnea nightmare once and for all?
Call Today For The Rest You Deserve
We hope you have been inspired by the possibilities outlined above. Call Nashua Family Dentistry today at 603-546-7460 or fill out our online form to request a sleep apnea consultation appointment in Nashua, NH.