Sleep Apnea Appliances From Your Calgary Dental Clinic
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a more common condition than you might think. If you or your loved one is a heavy snorer, to an excessive degree, it may be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a breathing condition that affects the rate of breathing in your sleep, but it can also take a toll on the overall health of your body.
Sleep apnea occurs when your throat muscles over-relax and end up restricting your airways while you are asleep. In some cases, you might actually experience a complete momentary halt in breathing, which has obvious health risks and can be dangerous if not treated right away.
You can experience other more noticeable symptoms during the day that are caused by sleep apnea. You may notice fatigue or sleepiness during the day, a slower reaction time, and overall reduced alertness. If you think you or your partner may be suffering from sleep apnea, we recommend getting in touch with us at East Hills Dental Clinic right away. We will be able to help monitor your breathing patterns and diagnose the issue accurately.
To treat sleep apnea, we can create a custom-fit night mouth guard for you to wear while you sleep. The mouth guard prevents excessive snoring and sleep apnea from occurring.
Does it sound like you might have sleep apnea? Schedule an in-depth consultation with your East Hills Dental Clinic dentist today for more information.