Getting a good night’s rest is vital for good health. People normally feel well-rested after a good night’s sleep; however, this is not the case for sleep apnea patients. Patients with sleep apnea feel exhausted even after sleeping for a long period of time. Moriches sleep apnea is a very serious disorder that requires treatment.
If you have symptoms of sleep apnea, you should see an expert dentist like ours at Contemporary Dental Associates to get a sleep study done in order to confirm the Moriches sleep apnea diagnosis. It’s important to get this done so you can be treated as soon as possible. Sleep apnea is a very serious condition in which the patient stops breathing for short periods of time while sleeping. Sleep apnea negatively impacts the patient’s quality of life. It has many troublesome symptoms which include: the cessation of breathing for short intervals while sleeping, choking or gasping for air in the middle of the night, loud snoring and fatigue (even after sleeping throughout the night). While the Gold Standard of Care for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine, many patients aren’t able to tolerate it. The alternative therapy for patients with mild sleep apnea who can’t tolerate the CPAP would be oral appliance therapy. Unfortunately, an oral appliance is not an option for patients with severe sleep apnea. For those who are candidates, the oral appliance works by keeping the airway open while the patients are sleeping, allowing them to breathe throughout the night while they’re sleeping. The oral appliance shifts the jaw into a forward position which prevents the tongue and the soft tissues in the back of the throat from collapsing. Since this keeps the airway open, patients can breathe normally while they sleep. This alleviates their symptoms and they typically wake up feeling much more well-rested as opposed to before treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about Moriches sleep apnea treatments, you should consult with our dentist. Contact our office to set up your appointment today.