Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea Sufferers in Arlington
Do you wake up from eight or more hours of sleep and still feel tired? Do you snore loudly every night? Do you have trouble concentrating or remembering things? These three symptoms may not seem very similar, but they can all be indicators of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that affect millions of US adults. Sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing for ten or more seconds at a time throughout the night. These instances of apnea can occur hundreds of times, and each time it happens, the brain elevates blood pressure triggering a panic response in the body to kick start breathing. Because of this physical response to sleep apnea, the patient is often unable to achieve deep sleep, and many of these patients suffer from cardiovascular concerns due to the frequently elevated blood pressure.
While you may not think of the dentist right away when it comes to treating your sleep apnea, Dr. James T. Gray and his dental team may be able to provide you with a comfortable, portable sleep apnea solution. We create custom oral appliances for sleep apnea sufferers that keep the airway clear by shifting the jaw forward, which places pressure on the throat muscles holding them open and unobstructed and allowing patients to breathe deeply. Contact our team to find out more or schedule a sleep apnea consultation.