What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea. It affects millions of Americans and their ability to get a good night’s sleep every year. A person experiencing sleep apnea symptoms often stops breathing numerous times throughout the night. This lack of proper oxygen to the brain can lead to stroke, heart attack, and in some extreme cases, death. The constant restlessness usually causes a person to wake up feeling unrested. This feeling of waking up fatigued often leaves sleep apnea patients experiencing changes in their personality, falling asleep in inappropriate situations, and searching for snoring solutions. These, and other symptoms of sleep apnea also affect the partner of someone with sleep apnea. The common treatment approach for a sleep apnea diagnosis is the use of a noisy sleep apnea mask, or CPAP Machine. This disturbing device can drive a wedge even further between a couple and their peaceful night of sleep.
How to treat Sleep Apnea with an Oral Appliance
Friendly Smiles Dental Care offers an alternative treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by using the latest in oral appliances for sleep apnea. With a dental appliance, you’ll no longer need to hassle with the setup and cleaning of a CPAP machine. Your partner will also enjoy quiet nights without the menacing sound of snoring, or the operating noise of a loud CPAP. The mouthpiece is also a lot less cumbersome than wearing the alternative CPAP Mask.
Treating this condition with a mouthpiece is a dental process by nature. Your mouthpiece for sleep apnea will be custom fitted by using your unique dental impressions. Even better, the mouthpiece is dentally modifiable, so getting a filling or crown won’t render your sleep apnea mouthpiece obsolete. Your Friendly Smiles Sleep Apnea Specialists in Tampa are proud to use the Whole You Sleep Appliance. See what others had to say about how the WholeYou Sleep Appliance now available at Friendly Smiles Dental Care helped save them from the health repercussions associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. You’ll also get to see what their spouses had to say.