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Do you wake up every morning feeling like you barely slept? Do you suffer through each day feeling excessively fatigued? If so, sleep apnea could be to blame. Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that causes you to stop breathing in your sleep. It’s much worse than snoring because it threatens your brain, heart health, mood, and concentration.
Our dentists understand the dangers of sleep apnea and are committed to providing customized sleep apnea treatments in Vacaville that support your wellness and quality of life.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by continual pauses in breathing while you sleep. It develops when the muscles in the back of the throat relax and force your airway to narrow or close as you inhale. This deprives your body of oxygen, and as soon as your brain senses low oxygen levels in the blood, it forces you awake to help you breathe.
These episodes of oxygen deprivation and sudden bursts of deep inhales, called apneas happen over and over each night. Patients with severe sleep apnea experience apneas up to 30 times per hour!
Signs You Need Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea can be hard to detect. You might assume that your ongoing fatigue is due to stress at work or another health problem. If you regularly experience (or your significant other notices) a few of the following symptoms, you should have yourself tested for sleep apnea:
- Loud snoring followed by gasps for air
- Dry mouth every morning
- Chronic daytime fatigue
- Moodiness and irritability
- Difficulty focusing
Sleep Apnea Treatment with SomnoDent
Sleep apnea has the ability to diminish your quality of life. It also puts you at higher risk of serious health complications like sleep-related car accidents, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Finding the right sleep apnea treatment is essential to improving and protecting your health. This is why the dentists at Vacaville Dental Professionals specialize in SomnoDent. SomnoDent is an oral appliance designed to treat sleep apnea by addressing its root cause: the narrowing of the airway at night. More than 90 percent of patients reported improvement in sleep quality after using SomnoDent.
The SomnoDent appliance works by moving your lower jaw into a more comfortable position to ensure your tongue does not block your airway as you sleep. It helps you achieve a safe and consistent night’s rest while still providing the freedom to yawn, drink, take medication, and speak clearly.
Begin Your Sleep Apnea Treatment
Living with sleep apnea is challenging, but thanks to the SomnoDent treatment available at Vacaville Dental Professionals, sleep apnea doesn’t need to define your health.
Call (707) 448-6252 to make an appointment with our Vacaville sleep apnea dentists, to learn more about the SomnoDent family of products and get professional help treating your sleep apnea.