Enjoy a Full Night’s Sleep and Improved Overall Health
Do you consistently wake up feeling groggy, irritable, or exhausted – even when you have had a full 8 hours of sleep? You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. To treat it, we offer simple, non-invasive sleep apnea treatment using custom-created mouthguards.
Sleep Apnea and the Our Effective Treatment
When you are asleep, your whole body goes into a deep state of relaxation. However, if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) your throat, soft palate, and/or tongue relax too much. They will start to sag, blocking the path of air through your windpipe. As a result, you will wake up each time this happens. Although you will sometimes jolt awake with a sharp gasp, more often, you will not even know that you have moved into a lighter sleep cycle. What you will be aware of is how exhausted you feel in the morning.
In most cases, we provide sleep apnea treatment using small, individually fabricated mouthguards. Some devices work much like oral splints used to treat TMJ Disorder. They will realign your jaw to tighten your soft tissues so that they do not slacken and block airflow. Other devices will actually reposition your tongue to keep your airways clear. If you are like most patients, you will quickly adjust to your device, and you will soon be enjoying the full night’s sleep that you need.
Are You a Candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Because you may not be aware of the disruptions to your sleep, it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose sleep apnea. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should schedule a sleep apnea evaluation with Dr. Dooley as soon as possible:
- Loud snoring
- Chronic exhaustion or daytime fatigue
- Frequent headaches, particularly in the morning
- Irritability or mood swings
- Forgetfulness or difficulty concentrating
- Sore throat or dry mouth when you wake up in the morning
Sleep Apnea Treatment Is Vital to Your Health and Wellbeing
Sleep apnea treatment will not only alleviate the symptoms mentioned above. It can also have untold benefits on your overall physical health. OSA has been linked to serious health concerns, including:
- High blood pressure
- An increased risk for heart attack or stroke
- An increased risk for car accidents due to sleepiness behind the wheel
In addition, sleep apnea treatment can improve your professional and personal life. Chronic exhaustion and irritability can take a huge toll on your work performance and relationships with others.
Ask Dr. Dooley About Sleep Apnea Treatment
To alleviate chronic snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, find out if Dr. Dooley can help you with a custom-designed oral appliance. Schedule an appointment by calling Scott Dooley Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-495-8100. We also proudly serve the residents of Dallas, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.