Sleep apnea will keep tens of thousands of people from getting the sleep they need tonight. Their sleeping partners aren’t much better off! Sleep apnea is made evident by loud snoring, waking up tired, and waking up gasping for air in the middle of the night. Sleep apnea is not something that should be ignored! It is a very serious condition that can lead to more serious problems like depression, high blood pressure, heart failure, and diabetes. At Really Smile, we have comfortable solutions to make sleep more accessible for you and your partner.
Traditionally, sleep apnea patients would be given a CPAP machine. This machine would include a mask to fit over your nose or mouth and would be worn while you sleep at night. The machine sends air through your air passages to keep them open while you sleep so that you don’t have episodes of not being able to breathe. The difficult thing is that CPAP machines are often noisy and uncomfortable to wear while you sleep. Even when it is needed, patients often refuse to wear it because of the discomfort.
A Different Solution
We have a different type of solution for sleep apnea patients. Rather than a noisy machine and mask, we recommend oral appliances. An oral appliance will fit perfectly into your mouth so that you can sleep comfortably without a noisy machine. The appliance will elongate your breathing passage, making it easier for air to continue through while also lowering the risk of the passage closing in the first place. This is a great alternative to the CPAP machine, and your partner will be thanking you for providing a quiet environment for sleep!
Sleep apnea must be treated quickly to prevent the consequences we mentioned above. Don’t hesitate to get the help you need without having to worry about a noisy machine or silly-looking face mask. Contact us today to learn more, and let us help you get a good night’s rest for once! We can’t wait to see you!