Sleep Apnea is a condition whereby repeated pauses in breathing, which can last anywhere from several seconds to minutes, and happen as often as 30 times or more per hour, will over time lead to potentially life-threatening problems. Here are some common medical problems caused by untreated sleep apnea:
- Cardiac Problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease
The signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas overlap, sometimes making it difficult to determine which type you have. The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring
- Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep — which would be reported by another person
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Awakening with a dry mouth
- Morning headache
- Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
- Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
- Difficulty paying attention while awake
Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea that causes dry mouth leading to oral bacterial infections or other dental issues. Bruxism (aka grinding teeth) diminishes not only your quality of sleep but harms the enamel making your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay.
Dental sleep medicine is an area of dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Roseroot Dental works with a local sleep study center to assess the correct solution for your sleep apnea. Roseroot Dental makes easy-to-use, custom-made devices for sleep apnea that permit the management of snoring and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a comfortable manner.
Due to the fact that all our snoring and sleep apnea appliances are designed specifically for your comfort, you need to call (847) 558-7973 and arrange for an evaluation.