Sleep apnea affects your breathing while you sleep. You may wake up frequently throughout the night and not even know it. Often, you will wake up the next day and not know why you are so tired.
Sleep apnea treatment from Northwest Prosthodontics in Calgary can help open your airways while you sleep. Devices similar to mouthguards may reduce how many times you wake up, so you feel more refreshed the next day.
Sleep apnea occurs when your breathing repeatedly stops while you sleep. If you have this sleep disorder, you might snore loudly. You might also notice you wake up throughout the night gasping for air. You could experience daytime sleepiness from not getting enough oxygen and waking up throughout the night as well. In addition, you could experience difficulty paying attention when you are awake.
If we suspect you may have sleep apnea, we will send you home with a small, easy to use, portable sleep apnea test that you will use in the comfort of you own home for two nights. The results of this test are read by certified sleep specialists. If you are found to suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, you may be a perfect candidate for a sleep apnea guard.
If you are looking for sleep apnea treatment and you have been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, Northwest Prosthodontics can provide you with an appliance similar to a mouth guard, that fits over your upper and lower teeth and helps to open your airways while you sleep.
Schedule an appointment with Northwest Prosthodontics, serving Calgary and the surrounding region, for sleep apnea treatment today.