Aesthetic Family Dentistry can help you get a good night’s sleep

By January 22, 2016 January 26th, 2016 Cosmetic Dentistry, Sleep Apnea

If you snore a lot or know you suffer from sleep apnea then you know how important a good night’s sleep can be and how difficult it is to cope without it. Millions of people suffer from poor sleep but it is something Aesthetic Family Dentistry can help you with.

The majority of people who suffer from poor sleep have one of the three types of sleep apnea, which in turn can cause severe snoring. This not only poses a serious risk to your health, it can cause relationship problems too!

Some of the many signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Intermittent pauses in breathing
  • Waking more tired than you went to sleep
  • Changes in cognitive function and loss of memory
  • Morning headaches
  • Tiredness during the day

Poor sleep is serious

We cannot overstate the importance of a good night’s sleep. It is literally essential for your body to repair itself, regenerate and prepare for the next day. It is not something you can regularly do without and is not something you can avoid for long without medical repercussions.

Sleep apnea compounds these issues by causing blockages in the airways that stops oxygen entering the bloodstream. This lack of oxygen can starve the brain, add pressure to the respiratory system and strain the heart. It is directly linked with a range of medical complications that we all want to avoid.

How Aesthetic Family Dentistry can help with poor sleep

If snoring is a factor in your life and affects the quality of your sleep, we can help. There are two main dental appliances we can use to keep your airways open. One is a mandibular repositioning device that realigns the jaw. It also has the added bonus of helping with teeth grinding and TMJ.

Appliances are simple, pain free and easy to use. However, need to be expertly made to your exact measurements to work properly. Having the correct fit is essential to be effective and to prevent any side effects.

Correct identification and diagnosis is essential in treating sleep apnea, so you need to use a dentist with that expertise. As holistic dentists, Aesthetic Family Dentistry are trained and experienced in dealing with a multitude of dental issues, including sleep apnea.

If you think you suffer from sleep apnea or are just getting poor sleep, come see us today. Contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation!