Are You Enjoying Healthy Sleep?
Do you wake up throughout the night gasping for air, choking, or snoring loudly? Even if you have not noticed any nighttime awakenings, has your partner mentioned that you snore frequently? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea and may benefit from sleep apnea treatment.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which your airway closes and your breathing stops intermittently throughout the night. Sleep apnea prevents you from receiving the rest and oxygen you need, leaving you feeling groggy day after day.
Dentist and sleep apnea specialist Dr. Jon Han can work with you to develop a treatment plan that will improve your ability to sleep soundly again.
Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Individuals with a family history of sleeping disorders are more likely to develop sleep apnea. Males over the age of 65 have the highest chance to contract sleep apnea, but anyone can develop this disorder.
Besides snoring or choking sounds during sleep, sleep apnea symptoms to watch out for include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty focusing or learning
- Memory loss
- Accident proneness
- Mood swings
- Headaches or dry throat
Why Treat Sleep Apnea?
Unfortunately, sleep apnea can lead to depression, weight gain, heart disease, and other bodily health issues. Treating sleep apnea can be simple, so it is best to do so before your body is severely affected.
Get Sleep Apnea Treatment in Reston
Dr. Han can custom design an oral appliance that holds your palate in the ideal position while you sleep. The appliance engages your oral muscles and improves the muscle tone of your tongue, keeping your airway open throughout the night.
Our custom sleep apnea appliances are not only convenient and comfortable, but they are also highly effective and allow you to sleep comfortably again.
If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea, we encourage you to contact our team at Expressions Dental Care today.