Sleep Apnea Solutions
Are you waking up each morning still feeling tired? Do you suffer from headaches or fatigue during the day? It could be that you’re not getting the restful sleep you need at night because of extreme snoring or sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can cause a number of major health problems, which is why you should seek treatment if you think you have it. At Las Cruces Dental Solutions, we provide oral appliance therapy to help ease your symptoms and let you get a good night’s sleep once again.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is more than just snoring. When a person suffers from sleep apnea, they actually go through periods of not breathing while they sleep. This happens when the muscles in your throat relax too much and collapse a bit, obstructing the airway and making breathing difficult. The breathing cessations can happen hundreds of times throughout the night, disrupting the sleep cycle and causing the sufferer to wake very suddenly. When your sleep is constantly being disrupted by your breathing patterns, there’s no way for you to get any decent rest, leaving you feeling tired the next day.
Research has linked sleep apnea to a number of health conditions that can have major affects on your life. The risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, headaches, stroke, and heart disease all go up if you suffer from sleep apnea. Luckily, the team at Las Cruces Dental Solutions can help relieve your sleep apnea symptoms!
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
- Loud snoring that may wake snorer or partner
- Abrupt waking with gasping or shortness of breath
- Shallow and/or suspended breathing while sleeping
- Waking with headaches, sore throat, and/or dry mouth
- Inability to sleep (insomnia)
- Feelings of fatigue or sleepiness during the day
At Las Cruces Dental Solutions, our dentists can fit you for an oral appliance to wear at night that will keep your airway open and allow you to sleep soundly once again. Oral appliance therapy is often more comfortable for people to use at night compared to a traditional CPAP mask and machine. This means you’re more likely to use it and benefit from it. The appliances work by holding your jaw in a position that keeps airways open, letting you settle into a healthy sleep rhythm.
For our private pay patients, we don’t require a diagnosis to fit you for your oral appliance. If, however, you wish to submit a claim to insurance, you will need to see a doctor who can diagnose your sleep apnea prior to seeing our team. We will work with you to get you the care you need, no matter your situation.