Snoring And Sleep Apnea Solutions in Casper
Snoring might just be an annoyance, but it may also be a sign of a more serious condition. Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by pauses in breathing that occur repeatedly throughout the night. If you snore or live with someone who does, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists.
If you have trouble waking up, or if you feel groggy and tired throughout the day, sleep apnea may be to blame. Sleep apnea sufferers do not get the air they need throughout the night, nor the sleep necessary to stay focused the next day. Over time, sleep apnea can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, weight gain, and depression.
Whether you want to stop snoring or find out if you need sleep apnea treatment, contact Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper today. We can help you find the best way to effectively stop snoring and maintain your systemic health in the future.
Sleep Test for Accurate Diagnosis
When you sleep, your tissues relax, including those in the mouth and throat. If the tongue falls back into the throat, or the tissues in the throat collapse, airflow is obstructed.
We can find out if you are suffering from this condition with the latest in-home sleep technology. Our dentists will talk with you about your concerns and send you home with a sleep apnea test. It is a convenient way to collect information and determine if sleep apnea treatment is necessary.
The test monitors your pulse, blood oxygen saturation, number of breaths, heart rate, frequency of breathing cessation, amount of snoring, and the sleep position. With this data, we can determine the best way to help you stop snoring and overcome sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
The CPAP is an effective treatment for severe sleep apnea, but the machine tends to be quite uncomfortable. Patient compliance after one year is less than 70%. Treatment can’t work if it isn’t being used.
That’s why we offer comfortable CPAP alternatives. CPAP alternatives may include lifestyle changes or oral surgery.
One of the best CPAP alternatives is the sleep apnea mouthpiece. Patients find that the sleep apnea mouthpiece is comfortable, convenient, and effective.
The sleep apnea mouthpiece fits into the mouth like a sports mouthguard. It keeps the lower jaw open and slightly forward, keeping the airway open.
To learn more about our CPAP alternatives and other sleep apnea treatment options, please give us a call in Casper today.