If you struggle with loud snoring or wake up feeling tired, even after getting a full night’s sleep, sleep apnea might be to blame. At Madison Dental Partners on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Steven Schwartz, DDS, Fadwa Robb, DDS, and Navid Baradarian, DDS, offer custom-fit oral devices. These devices help you sleep better, snore less, and experience a better quality of life. Call the New York City office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder that occurs when your breathing starts and repeatedly stops throughout the night. If you have sleep apnea, you may feel tired in the morning, even after getting a full night’s rest.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common type of sleep disorder in which your throat muscles relax, constrict your airway, and often affect your breathing.
Common signs and symptoms associated with sleep apnea include:
Your partner can often let you know if you snore or wake up gasping for air during the night while you sleep.
Anyone can develop sleep apnea, but some factors boost your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:
Men are 2-3 times more likely to experience sleep apnea than women.
If your doctor has diagnosed you with sleep apnea and you’d like relief, Madison Dental Partners specialists review your dental and medical history. They might take dental X-rays and evaluate your teeth, gums, jaw, airway, and breathing.
The Madison Dental Partners team offers night guards, Panthera dental devices, and other oral devices to treat sleep apnea and reduce unpleasant symptoms. You wear these custom-fitted devices in your mouth while you sleep to reposition your jaw, keep your airway open, reduce snoring, and help you get a better night’s sleep.
Lifestyle changes that can reduce sleep apnea symptoms include weight loss, regular exercise, not drinking alcohol or taking sleeping pills before bed, sleeping on your side, and not smoking.
If your partner says you snore, you constantly wake up feeling tired, or you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with Madison Dental Partners or book an appointment online today.