Get Better Sleep!
Sleep apnea is more serious than simple snoring. Left alone, it can cause a wide-ranging variation of health problems. Our dentist, Dr. Christine Ally, can help with sleep apnea treatment in Little Silver, New Jersey. If you have been told you snore or exhibit other sleep apnea symptoms, call Shore Premier Dental Arts now at 732-842-6370 to learn more about your treatment options.
Sleep apnea is characterized by interruptions or pauses in sleep breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is specifically caused by blockages in the airway, such as the tongue folding back and block the throat, or collapsed tissues in the airway. Sleep apnea can make it difficult for you to receive the sleep you need, contributing to many other health problems, such as liver problems, high blood pressure or heart disease.
If you suffer from any of the following, that could be an indication of sleep apnea:
- Regular drowsiness during waking hours
- Irritability and shifts in personality
- Waking up frequently in the middle of the night
- Dry or sore throat in the morning
- Morning headaches
Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician, but our dentist will be able to help you find relief from sleep apnea once you have a diagnosis. For mild and moderate cases, we may recommend an oral appliance to keep the airway clear, either through advancing the jaw forward, keeping the tongue from rolling back or other methods. Contact us to learn more and get the relief you need from sleep apnea!