We all occasionally snore. Even your canine friend snores at times. However, when you have chronic snoring accompanied by other unpleasant symptoms, snoring becomes more than a joke you share with your loved ones. Snoring is a classic symptom of sleep apnea — a severe sleep condition that puts you at risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and other complications if left untreated. The good news is that Asuncion Dental Group provides a simple and minimally invasive treatment to put your sleep apnea in check.
It’s a condition where your breathing ceases several times in the night as you try to get a restful night’s sleep. The stoppages in breathing may last for a few seconds, but the episodes may occur up to a hundred times in a night!
What interrupts breathing? Good question! If you have obstructive sleep apnea, the throat muscles relax, causing partial or complete airway obstruction when sleeping. As the body tries to correct the abnormal breathing, you may wake up abruptly gasping for air or choking. Unfortunately, you may not even realize you woke up several times unless your bed partner tells you.
The default treatment for sleep apnea is prescribing a CPAP — a machine that uses a mask and a tube to treat sleep apnea. While CPAPs work, compliance is low since most patients find them uncomfortable and annoying. But if you can’t tolerate CPAPs, Dr. Frederick Asuncion has a simple treatment to combat your sleep apnea.
You don’t always need surgery or an irritating CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea. A custom-fitted oral device may be the solution to your sleep apnea. The device puts your jaw in an optimal position and prevents the tongue and other soft muscles from collapsing. This way, you enjoy unobstructed breathing during your sleep, leading to a restful night’s sleep.
Are you troubled by sleep apnea and snoring problems? Help is around the corner. If you are in Frederick, MD, and the surrounding communities, all you need to do is dial (301) 690-8482 to book an appointment with Asuncion Dental Group. We have a sleep apnea treatment to help you sleep comfortably, quietly, and soundly at night.