Your snoring is a problem, both for you and for the people you love. It may be a sign of a serious sleep disorder.
Fortunately, you can do something about it. You can start by visiting Church Street Dental in Goshen, NY to discuss our sleep apnea treatment.
What Sleep Apnea Is
Sleep apnea is a condition in which someone stops breathing when they fall asleep. This can happen dozens of times every hour and hundreds of times overnight. This can prevent you from getting deep sleep and affect your overall health and wellness.
Symptoms to Watch For
First and foremost, loud and persistent snoring is the most obvious symptom. The people being kept awake by the snoring also are likely to notice the frequent breathing stoppages that interrupt the snoring.
People with sleep apnea often wake up feeling tired and with headaches. You are more likely to feel fatigued throughout the day, to become irritable, and to have trouble focusing on a task or work assignment.
How It is Treated
To treat sleep apnea, you need to find a way to keep breathing when you fall asleep. Often, doctors will recommend a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. This involves wearing a mask, which allows the machine to push air into the airway to keep it open. For a variety of reasons, many people do not like this treatment option.
As an alternative, we can create a custom-fitted oral appliance for you to wear at night. This slightly adjusts the position of your lower jaw. That keeps your airway open so you can breathe easier and snore less. Many patients stop snoring completely.
Discover how we can help you — and your family — get better sleep. Call Church Street Dental at 845-606-0032 or .