Sleep Apnea

Getting an adequate sleep is incredibly important both for physical and mental health. Sleep apnea is one of the main reasons for which people can’t get a good night’s sleep. It is a serious sleep disorder that can have a lot of negative effects on your health such as high blood pressure, headaches, depression and heart problems.

What is Sleep Apnea?

It is worth noting that sleep apnea affects people of all ages. Sometimes even kids suffer from sleep apnea. In fact, there are two common forms of sleep apnea. These are obstructive sleep apnea (it is known as OSA) and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked. When central sleep apnea occurs a person can’t breathe during the sleep because the brain is unable to send the signal to muscles. However, the airway is not blocked.

People with sleep apnea can stop breathing for 10 seconds during sleep. Actually, this can happen many times throughout the night’s sleep. As a result, the body and mind don’t receive enough oxygen. Choking, excessive snoring as well as gasping are considered to be the main symptoms of sleep apnea. Among other symptoms of the disorder are insomnia, morning headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness and poor performance during the day.

Sleep Apnea treatment and Dentistry

A dentist plays a key role in identifying and curing sleep apnea. Our dentists in Las Vegas are often able to see symptoms of sleep apnea in the affected patients. If this happens the patient is sent to a sleep medicine specialist.

A vast variety of options are available for sleep apnea treatment these days. After analyzing the severity of sleep apnea, the specialist will recommend a treatment option that suits a patient the most. For example, people with sleep apnea can be advised to change their sleeping position, quit smoking or lose weight. Wearing a dental appliance (in some of the more minor cases, even a simple mouth guard can help) during sleep also helps in fighting the sleeping disorder. The dental appliances can change the positions of the jaw and tongue, allowing for improved airflow.

Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea treatment

Dental appliances (they are also known as oral appliances) are frequently used for snoring treatment as well sleep apnea treatment. Oral appliances are usually recommended to people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Dental appliances help keep the airway open during the sleep by correcting the positions of the jaw and tongue. It’s important to know that dental appliances are removable and easy to use. Oral appliances are non-invasive, so patients don’t experience any discomfort. According to studies, about 96% of patients see improvements after getting treatment.

Do you need to install dental appliances which will help you cure sleep apnea from a reliable dental clinic in Las Vegas? Looking for a dental clinic in Las Vegas that offers snoring treatment in Henderson? Our dentals in Las Vegas at My Desert Dental are professionals who are well experience in curing sleep apnea as well as offer snoring treatment. Moreover, we always use the latest technologies which allow us to achieve the most effective results in curing these sleeping disorders. My Desert Dental is always ready to provide the best solutions to any of your needs. So contact My Desert Dental today and get your sleep apnea treatment in Las Vegas today!