Snoring is a common sleep condition. In fact, about 50% or more adults snore. Snoring is annoying to both the snorer and the bed partner and can easily ruin relationships. However, sometimes, snoring is more than a mere annoyance. For instance, snoring is one of the many serious symptoms you experience when you have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a severe sleep condition where your breathing is interrupted when sleeping. If left untreated, sleep apnea may put you at risk of numerous health complications, including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and depression. Fortunately, Meredith Levine, DDS, Inc. offers a simple, non-invasive treatment to curb your sleep-disordered breathing.
Does this sound like you?
If the answer is yes, sleep apnea could be the culprit. When you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the soft tissues at the back of your mouth collapse when sleeping, interrupting your breathing when asleep. The results? Reduced blood flow to the brain and other body parts, triggering sleep apnea symptoms.
When looking for sleep apnea relief, visiting a dentist might be the last thing on your mind. However, Dr. Meredith Levine has the technology and expertise to treat sleep apnea without surgery or using CPAPs that have low compliance.
After a proper diagnosis, Dr. Levine may recommend a dental device. After taking your oral anatomical features, the appliance is custom-made and works like a nightguard — you just slip it into your mouth while sleeping. The device repositions your jaws and prevents your tongue and other soft tissues from collapsing when sleeping.
Keeping your airway open as you sleep means no grating snore sounds, which is excellent news for you and your bed partner. Plus, your body gets the required oxygen level, alleviating sleep apnea symptoms.
Sleep is an integral component of your overall health. So, if you aren’t getting quality sleep because of sleep apnea, you need to seek treatment right away. Please dial (424) 358-3811 to book an appointment with Meredith Levine, DDS, Inc., for sleep apnea treatment.