Do you feel refreshed after a full night’s rest? If not, you may be one of the millions across the nation who suffers from obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition which affects your ability to breath properly throughout the night. When the flow of oxygen to the brain is interrupted throughout the night, it can interfere with your ordinary sleep patterns and make it difficult, if not impossible to get a fully restorative night’s rest. Here at Brilliant Smiles, we are equipped to treat mild to moderate cases of obstructive 78731 sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy.
When sleep apnea is left unaddressed, you may experience a range of symptoms from morning headaches and difficulty concentrating, to memory loss and excessive fatigue. While feeling a little tired may not seem terrible, excessive daytime fatigue can have serious consequences, especially if you drive. According to a recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy driving accounts for over 300,000 motor vehicle accidents a year, a significant portion of which are fatal. What’s more, in the long run 78731 sleep apnea has been associated with a number of systemic health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Having 78731 sleep apnea properly diagnosed and treated can make a tremendous difference in your daily life and reduce your risk for the serious health hazards mentioned above. Since sleep apnea can present in varying degrees from one patient to the next, it’s important to have a qualified medical provider properly diagnose your condition. For patients with mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea, we offer oral appliance therapy as a comfortable, silent and portable alternative to CPAP therapy. Our oral appliances are worn throughout the night like a sports mouthguard, and are carefully designed with your comfort in mind. The oral appliance keeps the jaw in a forward position, keeping your airway open throughout the night, and effectively improving your quality of rest.
To learn more about our oral appliance therapy for the treatment of 78731 sleep apnea, or any of the additional services we provide, give a call to Brilliant Smiles today!