Sleep Better With Better Oral Health

If you or a loved one suffers from Sleep Apnea, help starts at Bluff Creek Dental.

Man snoring, woman covering earsIf 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

  • Depression
  • 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.

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