Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment in Midvale
Snoring plagues patients all over the country. Although it is a fairly minor irritation, snoring can also be a sign of sleep apnea, a dangerous sleep disorder that keeps you from breathing steadily throughout the night.
Because everyone needs safe, restful sleep, we offer effective sleep apnea treatment in Midvale. Also serving Murray and Cottonwood Heights.
What Causes Snoring?
Simply put, snoring is caused by the vibration of tissues in the throat. A number of issues can make snoring sounds even worse:
- Enlarged throat tissue.
- Alcohol consumption.
- Deviated septum.
- Use of sleep aids.
- Sinus infections.
- Obstructive sleep apnea.
Depending on the factors that affect your snoring, we may be able to offer an oral appliance that can put your snoring issues to bed!
Stop Snoring with Oral Appliances
For some patients, an oral appliance can hold the airway open during sleep, reducing the vibrating motions that produce the sound of snoring. These oral appliances are customized to your unique airway to help you stop snoring.
An oral appliance can help you — and your spouse— sleep soundly through the night again!
Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing pauses during sleep. Like snoring, obstructive sleep apnea is often caused by the unique shape of a person’s airway.
For some sleepers, when nasal and throat tissues relax, the airway is blocked, causing the sleeper’s breathing to pause. These interruptions to a person’s breathing can be disastrous, resulting in:
- Daytime exhaustion.
- Inability to focus.
- Memory problems.
- Morning headaches.
- Mood swings.
- Serious health complications.
Sleep apnea can contribute to additional health complications that cannot be taken lightly, such as heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure. The potential for complications like these is why we consider sleep apnea treatment a vital service here at The Fort Union Dentist.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
For those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, the solution is much the same as it is for those who need to stop snoring: oral appliances.
An oral appliance can hold the airway open during sleep, preventing the breathing pauses that disrupt safe, restful sleep. The oral appliances we offer are customized to your unique airway, so you can sleep comfortably all night long!
A common sleep apnea treatment is the CPAP machine, a noisy and bulky machine that pushes air into a sleeper’s lungs throughout the night. Although the CPAP machine is an effective sleep apnea treatment, we often encounter patients who are looking for CPAP alternatives.
For patients who are looking for CPAP alternatives, oral appliances are often an excellent choice. The oral appliance is easier to carry, use, and clean than a CPAP machine.
We are proud to offer oral appliances, so our patients can have convenient sleep apnea treatment that keeps them comfortable, so they can rest well every night!
Stop Snoring and Rest Well with Oral Appliances!
Whether you need to stop snoring or find safe CPAP alternatives, we have the oral appliances you need to get a restful night’s sleep again! Call our office to schedule a consultation in Midvale today. Also serving Cottonwood Heights and Murray, UT.