Sleep Better With Better Oral Health
If you or a loved one suffers from Sleep Apnea, help starts at Bluff Creek Dental.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you’re not alone. Approximately 34% of middle-aged adults do, too. Limited airflow can cause frustrating and dangerous sleep conditions.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a collapse of the upper airway. It happens when the muscles controlling the soft palate and tongue relax during sleep.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
- Lack of energy
- Large neck size
- Morning headaches
- Frequent nocturnal urination
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Night-time gasping, choking, or coughing
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GE reflux)
- Irregular breathing during sleep (eg, snoring)
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea treatment is available at our dental office in Minneapolis, and is often covered by medical insurance. We prescribe a repositioning device to help maintain jaw position during sleep. This simple device reduces vibrations and breathing obstructions, and often eliminates snoring.
If you or a loved one suffers from Sleep Apnea, ask us about a consultation and evaluation to improve your sleep. Contact us today to get started.