Saturday, December 24, 2016

Kick Sleep Apnea To The Curb

For many the idea of having to live and travel with a c-pap machine over the holidays is a nightmare. That’s why it’s such good news that for many they can kick the machine to the curb and enjoy a restful night’s sleep without a machine. C-pap machines are loud and they can dry out your mouth, leaving you exposed to decay and other dental problems due to dry mouth. With a little help from your dental team, many times they can solve your sleep apnea problem by providing you with an alternative option.

Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed because even though you may wake up hundreds of times a night gasping for air, you may not register you are even waking up. You may feel tired, depressed and on edge though the next morning. These are signs you are not getting the amount of sleep you need at night, and if you haven’t explored other options, now may be the time to visit Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

A dental device fits comfortably in your mouth similar to a mouth guard. It is custom made so that it does not choke you, fall out, or is too small. Once you place the device in your mouth, it keeps your throat open instead of collapsing as you sleep comfortably over the holiday season.

Don’t wait until you lose a job, friends, or your health is deteriorating before you get help.

Contact Dr. Strutz and her team today for a consultation.

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