Untreated sleep apnea causes problems for your mental and physical health. The longer you let this problem go unaddressed, the more the effects of sleep deprivation can affect you. For patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, our office can provide a custom appliance that keeps your airways clear and allows you to sleep through the night!

Sleep Apnea Risks And Warning Signs

Snoring is a well-known sleep apnea indicator, but not all snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea. It is also not the only symptom. Knowing the risks and warning signs of this condition will help you recognize that treatment is needed.

Sleep Apnea Risks

  • Being overweight
  • Having a large neck
  • Having a deviated septum
  • A family history of sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Alcohol and tobacco use, particularly at night

Sleep Apnea Warning Signs

  • Snoring and labored breathing at night
  • Frequent fatigue, even after a full night’s sleep
  • Negative changes in your mood and focus
  • Trouble staying awake during the day
  • Rising blood pressure
  • More frequent headaches and throat pains in the morning 

The Consequences Of Not Treating Sleep Apnea

Because sleep apnea interferes with your rest cycle, you face risks that are associated with sleep deprivation. This can make it harder to maintain your energy and manage physical and mental health conditions and it generally lowers your quality of life. Sleep apnea sufferers are also at greater risk for heart disease, stroke, and other severe threats.

Using An Oral Appliance To Correct Sleep Apnea Breathing Difficulties

Instead of adjusting to a CPAP machine, you can take on obstructive sleep apnea with a custom oral guard. The guard is specially made to fit your mouth so that it remains secure and you can easily adjust to its presence. By correcting the position of your lower jaw, your guard will keep you from suffering the airway interference that disturbs your rest!