Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Around 25 percent of adults are habitual snorers. Snoring is always embarrassing, and it can wake you and those around you throughout the night, leading to sleep deprivation. When you and your loved ones consistently miss out on sleep, you will experience negative effects, including:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lowered productivity
- Higher potential for car accidents
- Daytime exhaustion
- Morning headaches
- Lessened immune system function
Snoring itself is a huge problem, so the appliances we offer at Millennium Dental work to treat and decrease habitual snoring.
Snoring becomes much more dangerous if it is an indicator of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA. Those who suffer from sleep apnea experience episodes of pauses in breathing every night. Sleep apnea patients can experience hundreds of long pauses in breathing each night, which can result in lower oxygen levels in the blood and put a strain on the heart. In addition to suffering from all of the symptoms of sleep deprivation, sleep apnea patients are also subject to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. If you are a heavy snorer or suffer from other OSA symptoms like daytime exhaustion, headache, or wakefulness during the night, see your dentist immediately for assessment and diagnosis.
Adult Sleep Apnea Appliance
We offer treatment for snoring and sleep apnea for adults and children alike. The adult sleep apnea appliance that we provide is custom-made for each patient. It treats sleep apnea and snoring by gently holding the lower jaw forward, which in turn keeps the airway wide open.
Healthy Start Children’s Appliance
Unfortunately, children also suffer from sleep disorders that make them uncomfortable, tired, and unfocused throughout the day. Sleep disorders can have an impact on their grades and their growth, so it is important to treat them. We treat children by creating custom-made Healthy Start children’s appliances for them. The appliance is easy for a child to operate and wear at night to help them breathe with ease.
We know that you’re ready for a good night’s sleep. Call in today so that we can get you in with one of our dentists to talk about treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.