Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for good health. People typically feel well-rested when they wake up, however, this is not so for sleep apnea patients. Patients with sleep apnea feel fatigue even after sleeping for a long time. 33624 sleep apnea is a very serious condition that requires treatment.
If you have 33624 sleep apnea symptoms, you should see an expert dentist like Randall A. Diez, DMD to get a sleep study done. The sleep study will either rule out or confirm the diagnosis. The sleep study will also show if the sleep apnea is mild, moderate or severe.
It’s crucial to get this done so you can be treated as soon as possible. Sleep apnea is a very serious disorder in which the patient stops breathing for short intervals while sleeping. Sleep apnea negatively impacts the patient’s quality of life. It has many bothersome symptoms which include: the cessation of breathing for short intervals while sleeping, choking or gasping for air in the middle of the night, loud snoring and fatigue (even after sleeping throughout the night). The Gold Standard of Care for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine, however, there are many patients who cannot to tolerate it. The alternative therapy for patients with mild sleep apnea who use the CPAP machine is oral appliance therapy. Unfortunately, an oral appliance is not an option for patients who have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. For qualified candidates, the oral appliance treats the sleep apnea by keeping the airway open while the patients are sleeping which allows them to breathe throughout the night while they’re sleeping. The oral appliance works by moving the jaw into a forward position which prevents the tongue and the soft tissues in the back of the throat from collapsing. Because this keeps the airway open, patients are able to breathe normally while they sleep which results in the alleviation of their symptoms.
If you’re interested in learning more about 33624 sleep apnea treatments, you should consult with our dentist. Contact our office to set up your appointment today.