Each night do you have a routine? Do you take a shower, read a book and then play nice sleep sounds that help rock you to sleep? Do you hope that tonight is the night where you are going to wake up feeling rested and ready for your day? Do you keep hoping, but find when you finally wake up that you feel as tired as when you went to bed? If so, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea impacts “over 18 million adults in the world,” (Sleepdex.org, 2016).
Sleep apnea is caused when the person is unable to get air when they are sleeping due to an obstruction in the airway that leaves one gasping for air. Many suffer from this without knowing. You may be unaware of how often you are waking up in the night. And while more research is being done about sleep apnea, it is still not 100% clear what causes it, but what is clear, is how Dr. Judy Strutz and her team can help create a dental device to help with your sleep apnea.
Many choose not to be treated for sleep apnea because of the fear of having to get a big machine that makes a lot of noise with a mask that fits over your face and makes sleep uncomfortable, and for some that might be an option, but for many others a dental device that fits comfortably in your mouth may take care of the issue. It helps to adjust your jaw in order to open up the airway to prevent it from collapsing.
For more information or to schedule your consultation, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.