Obtaining Solutions for Sleep Apnea
Quality sleep is a crucial element of comprehensive wellness. People with sleep disorders, like moderate or severe sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) report issues with mental health, generalized fatigue, and inability to focus throughout the day. Fortunately, Daia Orthodontics & TMJ Orthopedics has solutions for those seeking treatment for sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep due to inadequate airflow through the nose, mouth, and pharynx (the windpipe). This occurs when surrounding structures like the tongue fully relax and press into the back of your throat, effectively blocking airflow. The body then wakes up to breathe correctly.
This stop-and-start cycle is emotionally taxing on those with sleep apnea and leads to sleep deprivation which results in symptoms such as:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Slow reflexes
- Poor concentration
- Increased risk of accidents.
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Weight gain
Additionally, many patients with unresolved sleep apnea report acute emotional stress and a decreased quality of life.
Fortunately, modern medical science has developed appliances that prevent airflow from being obstructed. Daia Orthodontics & TMJ Orthopedics is equipped with the technology to evaluate the airway and create custom appliances that manipulate the orientation of the lower jaw, effectively allowing airflow to the lungs without using a traditional CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine.
Having trouble sleeping? Book a free consultation and receive a professional evaluation from Dr. Daia.