Snoring is bad news for any individual sufferer and, of course, anyone in close proximity to them at night. Beyond the annoying aspects, though, snoring can be tied to a dangerous condition known as sleep apnea. What you need to know is that if you or a loved one has such a problem, your Nashua NH dentist can actually provide some relief by connecting you with a special, one-of-a-kind oral appliance. Keep reading to hear more about the common signs of sleep apnea, and our available treatments. Then pick up the phone and call us at 603-546-7460 to schedule your consultation appointment at Nashua Family Dentistry in Nashua, NH. It’s time to end your nightmare once and for all!
Sleep Apnea 101
Sleep apnea occurs during slumber and is marked by pauses in breathing. This is why people with sleep apnea tend to snore so loudly 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 more common, and also the one that we dentists can help with. Millions of Americans have sleep apnea, though not everyone has been officially diagnosed. While the majority of folks with sleep apnea snore, snoring isn’t the only warning sign. So you will want to take a close look at how you’ve been feeling and acting.
Other telltale signs are: waking up feeling exhausted even after a full night of sleep; persistent headaches; dry mouth; mood swings or unexplained irritability; short-term memory loss; the desire to sleep at inappropriate times throughout the course of the day.
Solutions For Sleep Apnea
The CPAP machine has been one way for treating sleep apnea, and it’s still the most guaranteed form of treatment. The issue is that many patients do not do well with the whole CPAP arrangements. It is invasive. The CPAP includes a mask, hose, and a loud machine. The CPAP method doesn’t work if you’re not wearing it, and since most folks hate wearing it, we have begun offering an alternative to the CPAP.
For mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea, we can set you up with an 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. It will be so worth it in the end!
Call For Help With Sleep Apnea
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post. All you have to do now is 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. You’ll be glad you did.