Sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder which can lead to a reduction in the airflow to the respiratory system. Sleeping well at night is essential to your overall health. Many people are not getting their fair share of sleep due to disorders like Sleep Apnea which leads to recurrent reduction in the airflow to the respiratory system. This is caused when the soft tissues near the back of the throat collapse while you sleep. This partially closes the windpipe and causes the tissues to vibrate as air passes through them, a sound you recognize as snoring. Chronic snoring may be a symptom of sleep apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be a serious condition and can lead to heart issues and other health problems. Some symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Poor memory
- Morning headaches
- Night sweats
- Elevated blood pressure
At Rye Dental Associates, we treat sleep apnea with the use of a custom-made oral appliance. The device will be worn during sleep and is proven to prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat during sleep thereby keeping the airway open, allowing a restful sleep.
For more information about sleep apnea and the treatment for this condition, call us today at (914) 967-1242 to make an appointment.