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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Get the Rest You Deserve

Hand holding occlusal splintDo you constantly feel tired even though you regularly sleep throughout the night? Do you have a bed partner who constantly complains about your loud snoring? If so, both of these are actually very common symptoms of a serious condition known as sleep apnea, which affects over 20 million Americans every night.

Sleep apnea is actually the second most common sleep issue in the country today, just behind insomnia. In the past, the only way to treat sleep apnea involved using a cumbersome machine known as a CPAP or invasive surgery. Fortunately, Dr. Scott Quandt can now offer simple, convenient, and effective sleep apnea treatment right here in Green Bay.

To learn more about how sleep apnea and snoring could be robbing you of a full night’s rest and how Dr. Quandt can help, simply read on below. Just one appointment with your dentist could be all you need to finally wake up the morning feeling fully rested and ready to take on the day.

Sleep Disturbances/Sleep Apnea

You may not think that snoring or sleep apnea have much to do with dentistry, but they do! If you suffer from any kind of sleep disturbance, you probably feel groggy, irritable, forgetful, and may even fall asleep at inappropriate times during the day. Quality of life and job performance can take a massive hit when you don’t get the refreshing, uninterrupted, deep sleep you need. If you snore, your sleeping partner probably suffers, as well.

Snoring occurs when soft tissues in the throat vibrate. Sleep apnea is more serious, and it’s often accompanied by snoring. There are two types of sleep apnea, the most common being obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. During sleep, sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing for periods of ten seconds or longer, repeatedly. This happens when the soft tissues in the mouth and/or throat completely block airflow. Because the brain notices that you aren’t breathing, it causes your body to awake, partly or fully, to re-initiate breathing. This self-defense reaction interrupts sleep, and thus, even if you think you’ve slept all night, you’ll probably feel unrested.

These soft tissues collapse when the lower jaw falls backward a bit. This is where sleep dentistry comes into play. Dr. Quandt can create a nightguard, an oral appliance, to hold your jaw in a comfortable position and eliminate the potential for airflow blockage while you sleep. No surgery, no CPAP. Just a simple snore appliance may solve your problem!

Don’t let a sleep apnea or snoring compromise your quality of life. Contact us today to start getting sleep apnea treatment.