5 Ways Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Change Your Life

Group of people standing and jumping at sunset demonstrating the positive effects of sleep apnea treatmentJust as it’s quite common that those with sleep apnea don’t know they have it, it’s also just as likely to not understand all the ways it’s impacting your life. That is, until you seek sleep apnea treatment for this condition, in which the muscles in your throat relax during sleep, with the tongue often falling black and blocking the airway. The result: waking hundreds of times in the night, even if for only split seconds at a time, imperceptible to the sleeper.

One method of treatment is an oral appliance that helps prop the mouth open during sleep, preventing this phenomenon.

Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment

With adequate sleep comes a whole host of benefits including:

  • Improved concentration and alertness
  • Change in mood
  • Lower medical bills (sleep apnea can lead to more health problems – think stroke, heart disease, diabetes – which means more doctor visits and with it, health care costs)
  • Reduced snoring (good for everyone involved, including your bedmate)
  • Increased safety for you and those around you (people with obstructive sleep apnea are 10 times more likely to have a car accident)

Best of all, treatment for sleep apnea with an oral appliance is becoming increasingly more common. Since as dentists we are experts where the mouth is concerned, we can customize your appliance to your specific bite and teeth. With training in dental sleep medicine, we can talk to you about your symptoms, and coordinate a sleep test to work toward a diagnosis and solution. Contact us at 817-251-9333. DaVinci Dentistry is in Southlake and here to serve patients in the entire area, including Keller, Grapevine, Colleyville, Trophy Club, North Richland Hills, and the HEB Corridor.

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