Sleep apnea is a serious condition that is marked by pauses in breathing while a person is asleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute. The problem is most often the result of the airways becoming blocked while the individual is asleep. As breathing is resumed, a loud choking or snoring sound is typically produced. This is one way that sleep apnea is often identified. This condition can result in major disruptions to a person’s sleep cycle that can carry over into their daily life.
Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Loud and intense snoring
- Abrupt awakenings
- Shortness of breath upon awakening
- Dry mouth
- Frequent sore throats
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Daytime tiredness
- Lack of focus
When sleep apnea is left untreated, it can result in some very serious health conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Fairfield Smiles offers oral appliances that are designed to treat sleep apnea. This device will adjust the positioning of the user’s jaw and throat muscles to help encourage breathing while they are sleeping. Our oral appliances are all custom-made and carefully fitted in order to provide the most effective results. They are more effective than store-purchased alternatives, and patients report that they receive a better night sleep when using our devices. Patients should make sure to use this device every night while sleeping in order to restore their natural sleep cycle and maintain proper breathing.
Sleep apnea can cause major disruptions to a person’s sleep cycle and present serious health problems if left untreated. Our experts will help you manage the condition so that you can get the sleep that you deserve. Please call us at 203-423-3833 to schedule an appointment.