Myths, Tips, and Signs of Sleep Apnea
What You Need to Know
Myth: Everyone who snores has sleep apnea.
The most common sleep-related breathing disorder is obstructive sleep apnea. The conditions cause you to stop and start breathing while you sleep repeatedly.
This type of sleep apnea happens when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway while trying to sleep. Snoring can be a noticeable sign of sleep apnea but it is not the only reason people snore.
Tip: You might not need a CPAP machine.
Treatments for obstructive sleep apnea are available. Our treatment uses dental appliances that are comfortable than a CPAP to help with your apnea treatment.
Signs of Sleep Apnea:
-Gasping for air during sleep
-Waking with a dry mouth
-A headache every morning
-Trouble staying asleep
-Excessive sleepiness during the daytime.
If you have these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor to see if a referral to the Mountain View Dental Sleep Center is right for you.
A better night's sleep:
Our CPAP Alternative
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. An oral appliance fits over your teeth like an orthodontic retainer while you sleep and supports your jaw in a forward position to keep your airway open. A custom-fit oral appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness, and revitalize your health without having a wear a mask while sleeping.
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