Sleep apnea is a problem that affects thousands of Americans each year. Symptoms include poor sleep, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease. At Arch Dental of Manhattan, we work to solve the problems sleep apnea can cause and relieve patients with treatments given by our Soho sleep dentist.
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by the body’s inability to sleep a full night without the breath stopping for at least 10 seconds at a time. Sleep apnea can happen all throughout the night, causing the patient to miss a full night’s sleep and never feel fully rested. The side effects of sleep apnea can cause difficulty concentrating, difficulty with memory and headaches. Patients also tend to snore and experience changes in mood or appetite. Many people who have sleep apnea go undiagnosed. The body needs sleep to function properly, making this a severe problem that should be treated by our Soho sleep dentist.
Sleep apnea is thought to be caused by an improper signal sent to the muscles or an obstruction of the airway, also known as obstructive sleep apnea. Most commonly the airways and the muscles that control the body’s air flow have some type of problem that causes the sleep apnea. Our Soho sleep dentist can help treat symptoms by using various methods and devices. One of devices is a sleep appliance that fits the patient’s mouth like a retainer or mouth guard. It helps support the jaw in a forward position to maintain an open upper airway and is also an effective treatment for snoring, which can stem from sleep apnea and obstructive airway problems. Sleep apnea doesn’t have to rule your life. Come visit us today to see what options you have in battling sleep apnea and get a full night’s sleep for the first time in a long time.