Brookside Dental Care Allentown PA

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Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment Allentown PA

Always Tired? It Might be Sleep Apnea

Getting enough rest and sleep are fundamental to your overall health. You need air. You need food and water. You need sleep. It is essential that your brain and body have the time they require to re-boot each night.

Your body, in particular the heart, gathers stress throughout the day. When you finally sleep at night, your heart slows down and begins to decompress, relieving any built-up stresses. Your body needs the time to recoup and collect enough energy to take on another day. During sleep, your brain and body revitalize themselves. Your blood pressure declines, and the pace of age-related diseases slows. You can curb illnesses such as obesity, hypertension, memory loss, and diabetes.

Insufficient sleep can burden your heart by placing excessive strain and stress on the muscle. Heart attacks, strokes, cardiovascular disease, and – in severe circumstances – death have been linked to sleep disorders.

Snoring Disorder Treatment Allentown PA

Snoring Is More Than Just a Bother

Snoring is often a pre-cursor to a more critical health concern called sleep apnea. Those with sleep apnea experience an airway obstruction. Most of the time they aren’t even aware of it. The obstruction prevents them from getting enough oxygen throughout the night. Sleep apnea can be a major contributing factor to heart disease. Those suffering from sleep apnea may experience elevated blood pressure, a key risk factor in acquiring heart disease and strokes.

Sleep loss can result in serious health concerns and premature death. Sleep deprivation can have detrimental effects on brain function, increasing stress hormones and leading to depression. Even for those with mild sleep apnea, being fitted with an oral appliance can result in the reduction or even cessation of snoring. This could be a wonderful gift to your partner!

Our Alternative to the CPAP Machine

The standard treatment for sleep apnea has been the CPAP device, and it remains the gold standard for those experiencing moderate to severe sleep apnea. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Air Pressure. Patients are fitted with a machine that pumps a steady stream of air into the patient’s nose or mouth throughout sleep. However, many people find wearing this uncomfortable and they stop using it.

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and can’t tolerate or are discouraged with your CPAP, we can offer you an easier alternative treatment. Dr. Hadian can custom fit you with an oral appliance by SomnoDent™. These are compact acrylic devices that fit over the top and bottom teeth similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard. They gently reposition your tongue and jaw to open your airway and allow more air flow to the lungs throughout sleep. They are easy to wear, easy to clean, and convenient for travel. These devices are amazingly comfortable and have an excellent success rate for anyone experiencing sleep apnea and snoring.

Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea Allentown PA

Snoring and sleep apnea don’t have to fill your nights. Give us a call today at 610-395-1630 for a no-cost/no-obligation consultation.