Get Treatment If You Have Sleep Apnea in Kennewick, WA
If you snore, you’re not getting a restful night’s sleep – and neither is anyone else in your household. But snoring can be more than an annoying habit. It may signal you have sleep apnea, a condition that has been linked to serious problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Our Kennewick, WA dentists can make you a custom snore guard that will stop your snoring so your household can sleep in peace.
A snore guard will:
- Help you breathe easier and sleep better
- Enable you – and other members of your household – to rest better at night
- Make you less moody and more focused during the day
- Relieve the dry mouth that results from snoring, which makes you more prone to tooth decay
Snoring Could Indicate You Need Sleep Apnea Treatment
Snoring isn’t always an indicator that you need sleep apnea treatment. However, many people who snore also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing is interrupted many times a night. It happens when your airway is obstructed, often by your tongue or other soft tissue. A mouthguard helps by gently shifting your jaw into a position that keeps your airway open as you sleep.
Another common treatment for sleep apnea is a CPAP machine, which keeps your airway open with a stream of pressurized air you breathe through a mask. Many sleep apnea sufferers find a mouthpiece more comfortable and convenient than a CPAP.
Don’t Ignore Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Chronic snoring is a sleep apnea symptom. See our dentists for a consultation if you snore and also experience some of these other symptoms:
- Frequent fatigue during the day
- Difficulty focusing
- Excessive moodiness or irritability
- Waking up gasping for breath
If you think you could have sleep apnea, call Grandridge Dental at 509-737-1800.