While you may not think of seeing your dentist for sleep related issues, the Murray Dental Group offers a comfortable and convenient solution to help you sleep better and wake up refreshed.
The Sleep Apnea Problem
Snoring, high blood pressure, weight issues, consistently waking up tired, and moodiness are common issues related to sleep apnea. While millions of Americans receive treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), researchers say that about 80% of cases remain undiagnosed. OSA is a serious sleep disorder that can increase the risk for heart attack and stroke as the air passage becomes temporarily blocked causing breathing to stop several times throughout the night.
You may know someone who straps on a bulky mask every night and turns on their noisy forced air machine before settling in to bed. This traditional CPAP sleep apnea solution is loud, uncomfortable, inconvenient, and may cause skin irritations and pressure sores. Some users struggle with tolerating forced air while others feel claustrophobic wearing their CPAP mask. Although this traditional approach treats the sleep apnea problem, it also raises new challenges.
What if there was a modern solution that did not require an unwieldy mask, forced airflow, electric power, and a noisy machine?
The Modern Dental Solution
At the Murray Dental Group, we use an FDA approved device that is more like a simple mouthguard used in athletics. It is a small, portable, quiet, comfortable, and highly effective alternative to the traditional CPAP machine This personalized oral appliance keeps the jaw in a forward position while you sleep, allowing your airway to remain open for an uninterrupted, better night’s sleep.
Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea
A good night’s sleep leads to more energy throughout the day as well as increased mental focus and clarity. Many of our patients (and their spouses) find treatment to be a lifesaver.
If you think you may be experiencing some symptoms of sleep apnea, please contact the Murray Dental Group today to schedule an evaluation.