Hello Quakertown! How have you been sleeping lately? Do you ever wake up gasping for air? Do you find it hard to focus and remain energetic during the daytime? Do you feel sleepy even after an ostensibly full night of sleep? Has your sleep partner told that you’ve been snoring like a freight train or making choking sounds while asleep?
If answered these questions affirmatively, you should schedule a checkup at our dentist’s office immediately. Why? Because you just might be suffering from sleep apnea. We don’t want to sound the alarm in a disturbing manner but, left undiagnosed or untreated, this condition can trigger a stroke, bring about heart disease, and cause you to make bad decisions on account of sleep-deprivation.
Why would you turn to Dream Dentistry & Sleep Care for help? This is actually something we know all about firsthand. After being diagnosed in 2005 with severe obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Roeder was able to treat himself through the use of a dental appliance. He is now trained and licensed to offer this treatment to his patients, too. Keep reading to hear more, and then be sure to follow up with our team to arrange for your visit.
How Does Sleep Apnea Manifest?
Here’s the deal: Central Sleep Apnea Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Disorder are the two main ways in which the condition manifests itself.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the one we can help with because it happens when your throat muscles relax to the point that they obstruct your airways. This causes you to snore and leads to extended breaks in night-time breathing and typically forces you to suddenly wake up struggling for air.
The horrible thing is that, since your brain is busy all night (fighting hard to keep you alive), when you wake up in the morning, you won’t feel rested at all! Take our word for it, this is not a sustainable model for day to day existence.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Is Easy In Quakertown, PA
We are confident that we can find a solution for your sleep apnea nightmare. Just so you know, we always suggest the most conservative measures first.
Simple Lifestyle Changes
Self-corrective strategies are worth exploring initially. Losing that extra weight, changing your normal sleeping position, and letting go of alcohol and tobacco can significantly improve your sleep apnea troubles. Trust us, it is a small price to pay for health and happiness.
That said, simple adjustments may not be enough to alleviate your sleeping woes without the help of an oral appliance. And some factors just can’t be changed! These include: having a larger neck size than 17 inches, propensity for acid reflux, and enlarged tonsils or tongue. That’s when we can step in and make a difference.
Comfortable Oral Appliances
Some places will steer you toward a CPAP machine. This might work well enough for certain people. However, in all honesty, Dr. Roeder and his wife both found the CPAP machine to be an incredibly unwelcome guest in their bedroom. By contrast, they found that his dental appliance was quiet, more comfortable to wear, and far less invasive than a CPAP machine. Dentists were really able to make a difference in this regard once the American Academy of Sleep Medicine added oral appliances as a primary treatment option for patients with mild or moderate sleep apnea, a decade or so ago.
We can set you up with a sleep apnea appliance that pulls the lower jaw forward to open up the airways during sleep and restricts the tongue from blocking the airways.
This will help with the snoring and allow you to finally sleep peacefully. By eliminating your sleep apnea, once and for all, you’ll feel better-rested in the morning and more alert throughout the day and evening.
Get Started Now!
Start dreaming again by calling us today at 215-804-4777, or you can always use our online form to schedule your appointment! Obstructive sleep apnea can be overcome at Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care of Quakertown, PA!