Allen Park Sleep Apnea Treatment
More serious than just snoring, sleep apnea occurs when the tongue slips back into the throat such that no air actually goes into the lungs.
For mild sleep apnea cases, the lack of oxygen forces the apnea suffer awake to quickly take loud, gasping breaths. This short period of wakefulness disrupts the body’s normal sleep patterns and contributes to fatigue, sleepiness, and poor concentration during the day, and like snoring often affects the sufferer’s partner too.
The more severe the sleep apnea, the more frequently the breathing is stopped and for longer periods of time. In addition, the gasping wake-ups can further interfere with your ability to get a good night’s rest. The good news is that Allen Park Dental Care near Dearborn, MI can help with sleep apnea treatment. If left untreated, the prolonged effects of nighttime oxygen deprivation can include:
- Cardiovascular problems and high blood pressure as your heart has to work harder with less oxygen
- Diabetes, stroke, and erectile dysfunction due to irregular blood flow
- Daytime drowsiness, interfering with workplace productivity
- Falling asleep while driving or operating machinery
For those with severe sleep apnea, a doctor may prescribe a CPAP sleep mask. However for those that aren’t compliant or can’t tolerate it, take a deep breath and call Detroit dentist Dr. Greg Szalai today and ask about sleep apnea treatment. Dearborn dentist Dr. Szalai will work with you to determine what other therapy or custom-fit oral appliance or dental device might work best for you to relieve your sleep apnea.
The results of sleep apnea treatment? A more restful sleep while getting the full amount of oxygen your body needs.