A good night’s sleep is important to every aspect of your life. Yet, if you’re one of the 18 million adults in the United States suffering from sleep apnea, getting the rest you need can be difficult, if not impossible. We understand how frustrating it can be, which is why we offer high-quality, comfortable oral appliances to help you to experience relief and sleep soundly once again.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a disruptive and potentially debilitating condition that occurs when your airways are blocked during sleep, causing restricted oxygen flow. With each pause in your breathing, your brain wakes you up, which results in fragmented, poor quality sleep. The chronic condition lowers the amount of oxygen in the blood, putting a heavy toll on your body. Research suggests that over time, if left untreated, sleep apnea may contribute to serious health issues ranging from high blood pressure to diabetes and can even shorten your lifespan. While only your doctor can diagnose you for sure, you could have sleep apnea if you experience:
- Gasping or choking during sleep
- Excessive daytime tiredness even after a full night’s rest
- Dry mouth
- Mood swings
Sleep apnea is another potentially serious disorder that strikes while you sleep. There are several different types of sleep apnea and with each, breathing repeatedly stops and starts, usually resulting in loud snoring. The episodes of breathing cessation cause abrupt awakenings paired with shortness of breath. Even after getting a full night’s rest, you’ll often still feel lethargic and tired.
Sleep Solutions that
Enhance Your Life
Sleep apnea is often treated with a cumbersome, noisy positive airway pressure (PAP) machine. At MDCS, we prefer to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea with innovative oral appliances that keep your airways clear. The devices, which are similar to mouth guards, are portable, comfortable, effective and only need to be worn at night. They’re easy to use and care for and offer immediate relief. Stop struggling with poor sleep and snoring and put your health and wellbeing first.
As many as 80% of cases of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have gone undiagnosed.
People with untreated OSA are ten times more likely to have a fatal car accident because of impaired driving performance.
Episodes of breathing cessation usually last between five and 30 seconds though they can be longer.
Learn how we can help you stand up to sleepless nights!