If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have a snoring problem, you may be a candidate for a custom dental appliance. Custom Dental appliances are recommended by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine as a solution for those who have snoring and sleep apnea issues.
At your comprehensive exam with Dr. Vulakh, let her know about your concerns and we can create a custom designed Dental Appliance to help you have a better night’s rest. Montvale Dental Group is available for consultations with those who suffer from snoring and sleep apnea problems.
Did you know that snoring could indicate a medical condition called sleep apnea? This sleep disorder may not only compromise your quality of life but also lead to very serious health consequences.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Vulakh encourages you to book an appointment with her to learn about your treatment options.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by a pause in breathing during sleep. The airway collapses or becomes blocked as you sleep, causing shallow breathing or pauses. Snoring is caused by air squeezing past the blockage.
Breathing pauses can occur many times throughout the night (30 times or more in an hour) and can last from 10 seconds to several minutes. Normal breathing then resumes, sometimes with a snort or choking sound.
If your breathing pauses during your sleep, you will often move from a deep sleep into a light sleep, or even momentarily wake up (sometimes without realizing it). This poor quality of sleep usually leads to being excessively tired during the day.