Millions of people across the globe suffer from sleep apnea. In fact, this is among the most common sleep disorders affecting not only Americans but people from around the world.
Individuals with sleep apnea stop breathing periodically while sleeping. As you might imagine, this can be a very serious condition. It can also cause you to feel very tired in the morning, in addition to the guilty feeling of not having sufficient sleep.
Have you ever slept for 8 hours but woke up feeling your sleep only lasted 4 or 5 hours? Sleep apnea may be the reason behind this, making you feel as if you always lack sleep.
There are two types of sleep apnea namely:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea – This type is the more common of the two. It is primarily caused by a blockage in the airway passages. In obstructive sleep apnea, the soft tissue found in the back of the mouth drops toward the throat as you sleep. This prevents airflow from entering the airway passages, which leads to poor quality sleep.
Central Sleep Apnea – While this type of sleep apnea is rarer, it is also considered more dangerous. In cases of central sleep apnea, the airway isn’t being blocked at all. Instead, the brain fails to send the necessary signals to the muscles that enable breathing during sleep.
For people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, Dental Sleep Therapy of Long Island offers a noninvasive solution that provides better quality sleep by ensuring that any obstruction to the airway is kept to a minimum, allowing you to breathe more comfortably during sleep.
Sleep apnea comes with several symptoms. It pays to learn that even those who feel that they’re getting adequate sleep may also have the condition without realizing it. Some of the most common sleep apnea symptoms are heartburn, night sweats, dry mouth, morning headaches, sore throat and waking up with any of these symptoms. If you experience any of the above, then you may be suffering from sleep apnea and it’s time to consult a medical professional.
At Dental Sleep Therapy, we provide medical care to our NY patients by controlling their obstructive sleep apnea. Our noninvasive solution which includes the use of an oral appliance designed by a dental professional may be just what you need to put an end to your sleep apnea. If you think you’re suffering from this condition and you’re looking for the right solution, do not hesitate to give us a call at Dental Sleep Therapy for a free consultation today!