Does your partner or spouse complain frequently about your snoring? Do you feel tired no matter how much you sleep? These could be signs that you’re suffering from sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder. You may not have known this, but here at Michel Dental, we can provide treatment for sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder in which your airway becomes blocked while you sleep and you stop breathing for seconds at a time, resulting in a loud snore or other disruptive noises as your breathing resumes. You won’t remember it, but each time this happens you momentarily wake up, resulting in restless sleep.
We will examine your airway and diagnose your condition either by having you attend a sleep study or using an Embletta take-home sleep test. Once you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we will come up with a treatment for you. There s a variety of options available such as a CPAP machine or an oral appliance to help hold your jaws in place while you sleep to keep the airway open.
Sleep breathing disorders can have negative effects on your overall health. If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, it’s important to call our office today so we can work on diagnosing your condition. This is an important example of how oral health and full-body health are linked.
At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.