Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment
Sleep apnea is a condition where there are multiple pauses in breathing for about 10 seconds or more during sleep repeatedly throughout the night. Symptoms include heavy snoring, daytime tiredness, and mood swings. This condition is characterized by the muscles in the throat relaxing or the tongue falling back and collapsing the airway.
Sleep Apnea in Chesterfield
This condition is dangerous because it reduces the oxygen delivered to the brain and heart. Symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Memory loss
- Impaired concentration
- Mood swings or depression
Sleep apnea is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and excessive weight gain. If you want to stop snoring or find effective sleep apnea treatment, call our office today.
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Dr. Chesterfield offers at-home sleep tests, or will accept previous sleep studies to plan out your sleep apnea treatment. If you want to get tested for sleep apnea, or if you have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can offer effective sleep apnea treatment to stop snoring and other problems.
Effective CPAP Alternatives
Although the CPAP machine is highly effective, patients do not often comply with the treatment, and they never see results. If you are searching for a more comfortable alternative to the CPAP machine, ask our dentists about oral appliance therapy.
Studies show compliance rates for Oral Appliance Therapy of 77% to 95%. The reason patients are so willing to wear their oral appliance is because it is small, noninvasive, and comfortable. They can find relief from their sleep apnea symptoms and get their health back on track with ease.
Suffering from snoring? Hate your CPAP Machine? Give us a call today.
Let’s stop snoring together and safeguard your long-term health. Our oral appliances can keep your airway open at night so that you can wake up feeling healthy and refreshed.
To make an appointment, contact Chesterfield Smile Design in Chesterfield, MO today. Also serving Florissant.