There is no denying the benefits of sleep. It’s part of what keeps your body healthy and alert. However, many people struggle with sleep apnea problems that get in the way of a good night’s sleep. You may not think it’s a big deal, but check out this video by the American Heart Association about the benefits of sleep. It may change your mind about the importance of sleep:
So, you may be wondering: how can a dentist help? If you mention sleep apnea problems at your next checkup, here’s how we can help:
If you mention struggling with symptoms related to sleep apnea, we can refer you to a sleep specialist for a diagnosis. Then, once it’s been confirmed, you can get a custom sleep appliance to help keep your airways open at night. You won’t have to struggle with CPAP equipment, which can be cumbersome and awkward. The device gently shifts your jaw forward, so your throat won’t close anymore.