Sleep Apnea Therapy – Brampton, ON
Sleep Soundly and Breathe Comfortably Again
Sleep apnea is a condition that’s estimated to affect about 30 million people in the United States. If you’ve been snoring loudly or have felt exhausted during the day despite thinking you got enough rest the night before, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. Leaving this disorder alone for too long can put your health at risk, so call Salvaggio Dentistry of Brampton as soon as possible to see what our team can do to treat your symptoms and help you enjoy peaceful, restful nights again.
Why Choose Salvaggio Dentistry for Sleep Apnea Therapy?
- 3 highly skilled dental experts in one location
- Oral appliances fully customized for every patient
- Early, late, and Saturday hours available
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder where your breathing repeatedly stops and restarts while you’re asleep. There are a few different kinds of sleep apnea, but by far the most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It occurs when your airway is blocked by the muscles in your throat or the back of your mouth, which may relax and fall back while you’re asleep.
What makes sleep apnea particularly dangerous is that many people don’t even realize that they have it. The awakenings caused by the disorder are so brief that many don’t remember them happening. As a result, the disorder can go undiagnosed for a long time while wreaking havoc on the patient’s body.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
The lack of rest caused by sleep apnea can have a negative impact on your overall quality of life. If you don’t get enough sleep, your mental faculties could be diminished, making it more likely that you might have an accident while driving or at work. Sleep apnea also directly affects your overall health, as it can lead to high blood pressure and raise your risk of dangerous cardiovascular events like heart attacks. The dangers of sleep apnea become more severe the longer the disorder goes unaddressed, so you should seek professional care as soon as possible if you notice any concerning symptoms such as daytime sleepiness, loud chronic snoring, morning headaches, mood changes, and memory loss.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines have long been the gold standard for treating sleep apnea. However, many people find it hard to sleep with a CPAP machine due to the loud noise it makes and the restrictive mask they need to wear. We offer CPAP-intolerant patients special oral mandibular advancement devices as a more comfortable, convenient alternative. These personalized appliances are meant to be worn at night so that they can shift your jaw into a better position that will keep your airway open.