Treat Sleep Disorders With Your Dentist in Derry, NH
When you awaken in the morning, do you still feel tired, even if you went to bed on time? Do you find yourself sleepy and even falling asleep during the day? Is it hard for you to concentrate? Do you find yourself getting easily irritated? Is your sleep partner complaining of your incessant snoring?
If the answer to these questions is yes, you may have sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Some people think having sleep apnea just means you are snoring a lot. It isn’t. Sleep apnea is one of the more serious—and common—sleep disorders. It means you stop breathing while you sleep—which may or may not be while you are snoring. Even if you only stop breathing for a few seconds, the problem is this can happen sometimes over fifty times per night!
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
There are several treatments for sleep disorders that people can access for sleep apnea. The most common among sleep disorders treatments is the CPAP, which is a machine that monitors air through a hose into a mask you wear over your mouth and nose. CPAPs are quite effective for patients at our office in Derry, NH, near Londonderry and Manchester, NH. However, some people can’t wear them.
We offer another treatment at our Derry, NH, location near Manchester, NH, and Londonderry. This treatment for sleep disorders, snoring, and sleep apnea has some advantages over CPAPs: it is a sleep apnea night guard. For sleep disorders, this is very effective. The night guard is something like a mouth guard that athletes wear.
Advantages of Sleep Apnea Nightguards for Sleep Disorders
- Sleep apnea night guards move the mouth into a position where the airways are open. This keeps the sleeper from snoring.
- Night guards require no electricity, unlike CPAP machines. This means they are far more portable and can be taken places that don’t have electricity (like if you go camping.)
- Sleep apnea night guards are not bulky and are easy to carry with you.
- Night guards are specially made for you so they are comfortable.
Start Sleeping Better With Sleep Apnea Treatment
If it were simply a matter of snoring, you can always go sleep on the couch. But sleep apnea is actually one of the more serious sleep disorders because the side effects of not getting quality sleep are long-ranging. We want to help you get good, quality sleep. For sleep disorders treatment in the Derry, NH, Londonderry, Manchester, NH, areas and surrounding areas, call today!