Sleep apnea and its symptoms can affect millions of people each day. If you are worried about its influence on your life, we are more than happy to help you find a solution based on your unique needs.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes your breathing to stop and start at night. Many cases go undiagnosed because people may not realize they have it. Leaving sleep apnea untreated can lead to other serious health conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart problems.
There are currently three types of sleep apnea that people can get:
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type. This occurs when something is physically blocking your airway.
Central sleep apnea occurs when there is a dysfunction in your central nervous system. This results in your brain failing to tell your muscles to breathe.
Complex sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea.
How Can We Help Treat Sleep Apnea?
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, we can create a custom-made sleep appliance for you to wear at night. This device will keep your airways open so you can breathe normally during your slumber. These are comfortable, convenient and effective, making them a great alternative to the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.
Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
If you have a sleeping partner, they will usually tell you if you might have sleep apnea. If not, you can look out for some of the symptoms caused by it. You might want to visit a specialist for a diagnosis if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Waking up with a sore throat or dry mouth
- Restlessness while sleeping
Are You Looking for a Solution to Your Sleep Apnea?
If sleep apnea is impacting your day-to-day life, Brighten Dental has the solution that can help. Please contact our office at 270-770-0250 if you have any questions about sleep apnea treatment in Bowling Green, Kentucky, or would like to schedule your appointment with our dentist, Dr. Chrislyn Fite.