Sleep Apnea Treatment – Rocky Hill, CT
Breathe Deeply, Sleep Well
Many people don’t realize that they suffer from breathing problems at night. If you’re told that you have a heavy snoring problem or that you gasp for air in your sleep, you may have a disorder called sleep apnea. In the short term, this disorder can cause feelings of fatigue and lethargy; in the long term, it can lead to life-threatening health problems and accidents. Call our dental office today to learn more about how we can help you start sleeping better with sleep apnea therapy in Rocky Hill, CT.
Why Choose Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
- High Quality Oral Appliances
- An Experienced Dental Team
- Convenient Dental Office Location
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts while you’re asleep. The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea, which happens when the throat muscles relax and block the airway as a result. Your body will awaken briefly every time your breathing is interrupted, so you won’t spend enough time in the restorative stages of sleep, making you drowsy during the day. Sleep apnea is also associated with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and other health issues.
How We Treat Sleep Apnea
You’ll need a sleep expert to diagnose your sleep apnea before we can offer a treatment. Our dental office can provide custom-made oral appliances that move the jaw forward and/or hold the tongue in place. This can prevent oral soft tissues from falling back on the airway so that you can continue to breathe freely. If you’ve been unable to find success with traditional CPAP therapy for sleep apnea, an oral appliance can be a great alternative.