There is nothing better than getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why, when you have issues sleeping due to sleep apnea, there can be severe and serious consequences to your health. However, did you know that proper orthodontics s can help treat sleep apnea? Check out the information below on how you may find relief.
What Are the Symptoms?
First, it’s important to identify if you have sleep apnea. Check out some of the most common symptoms that people experience. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include the following:
Being unable to breath while snoring
Gasping for breath while asleep
Having a sore/dry mouth after sleeping
Being tired during the day
Frequently falling asleep while you’re resting
You have headaches first thing in the AM
Irritability/mood swings/depression
Reduced libido
What Can Your Orthodontist Do?
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, there are a few things that an orthodontist can do to alleviate this condition. These things, most popularly, include a Mandibular Advancement Splint or a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. Due to the fact that sleep apnea can be caused by tooth alignment, jaw alignment and issues with the dental arch, these accessories can help treat.
Perelmuter and Goldberg has experienced orthodontists that can help you understand how these devices work and if they are for you! Reach out to us today and schedule your appointment with us. Don’t miss out on a good night’s rest again!