Around 25 percent of adults are habitual snorers. Snoring 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 can experience negative effects, including:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lowered productivity
- Higher potential for car accidents
- Daytime exhaustion
- Morning headaches
- Lessened immune system function
We offer appliances at Millennium Dental that work to treat and decrease habitual snoring, so you and your household can get the rest you need.
When It’s More than Just Snoring
Snoring becomes much more dangerous if it is an indicator of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Those who suffer from sleep apnea experience 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 that we listed above, 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 OSA symptoms like daytime exhaustion, headache, or waking with a gasping sensation during the night, see your dentist immediately for assessment and diagnosis.
Armed with a proper diagnosis, we can begin treatment that can benefit your overall health. We offer treatment for snoring and sleep apnea for adults and children alike.
Adult Sleep Apnea Appliance
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.
When your airway is open, you are not experiencing the dangerous pauses in breathing throughout the night. This leads to better rest, a healthier lifestyle, and a happier you!
Healthy Start Children’s Appliance
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.