Snoring and sleep apnea are both caused by obstructions in the airway during sleep. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes breathing interruptions during sleep, resulting in decreased oxygen supply to the brain and heart. You may suffer from sleep apnea if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Morning headaches
- Gasping or choking during the night
- Loud snoring
- Excessive daytime drowsiness
- Personality changes or irritability
At our Bloomfield Hills, Michigan dental office, we provide snoring and sleep apnea appliances to prevent airway obstructions during sleep. The snoring and sleep apnea appliance fits over your teeth to keep the airway open while you sleep, allowing you to breathe continuously through the night. An oral appliance can effectively treat mild to moderate sleep apnea and minimize snoring. To learn more about the benefits of snoring and sleep apnea appliances, we invite you to contact us at Total Dental Fitness soon!