Sleep apnea Alexandria VA
If you are suffering with sleep apnea, you will want to visit our dental practice, Dental Excellence. Our expert dentist, Dr. Sheri Salartash, can help treat you for your sleep apnea Alexandria VA
and help restore your good health, and your good night’s sleep.
If you snore heavily at night, or you have been told that you seem to be catching your breath sometimes while you sleep, you probably have sleep apnea. When a patient has sleep apnea they actually stop breathing many times during their sleeping hours. Sleep apnea can have many serious medical consequences including high blood pressure. If you have had a full night’s sleep, but you wake up still feeling exhausted, you may indeed have sleep apnea. If you are suffering with sleep apnea, you most likely have many problems during your waking hours which can include: being tired; difficulty concentrating; a poor memory; headache; and even personality changes. Many times, if a person has sleep apnea they snore loudly, and are told by their partners that they seem to be gasping for air while they breathe. When a patient has sleep apnea, they will actually inadvertently wake themselves up when they are having problems breathing, start breathing again, and then fall asleep so quickly that they do not even realize it is happening. If you have sleep apnea, our dentist will be able to treat your sleep apnea Alexandria VA by providing you with a sleep apnea appliance. This is known as sleep apnea oral appliance therapy. This is a very good treatment option for many of our patients. The oral appliance is a small plastic device that is kept in your mouth while you sleep. It can be transported very easily, and cleaned easily. In fact, many patients compare it to a sports mouth guard. The appliance will keep the airways open during sleep, and eliminate sleep apnea symptoms during your waking hours.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist for treatment of your sleep apnea Alexandria VA
, contact us today.
By Dental Excellence Integrative Center
March 23, 2017