Has it been a while since you've had a full, restful night's sleep? If heavy snoring and breathing problems are keeping you from the quality of sleep you need, Beelman Dental is here to help!
Our team provides custom-fitted nightguards as a simple, non-invasive solution for sleep apnea. Dr. Beelman in Bedford, TX creates oral appliances designed to help patients restore their healthy sleep quality without the use of bulky CPAP machines.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is characterized by continual pauses in breathing during sleep. These breathing patterns can prevent sufficient oxygen from reaching the brain and result in uncomfortable symptoms. Sleep apnea can also contribute to serious health conditions including severe fatigue, hypertension, weight gain, memory loss, and altered mood.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
While chronic snoring is the most common symptom of sleep apnea, symptoms can vary. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea often complain of:
- Heavy Snoring
- Constant Fatigue and Lack of Energy
- Struggling to Breathe while Sleeping
- Periodic Loss of Breath while Sleeping
- Weight Gain
- Mood Swings and Irritability
- Anxiety and Depression
- Dry Throat
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?
The health consequences of sleep apnea can be devastating if left untreated. The low blood oxygen levels often associated with sleep apnea can compromise the immune system and lead to the development of dangerous systemic diseases.
If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect you have this condition, you could be at a higher risk for:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Worsening ADHD
- TJM & Uneven Tooth Wear
What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?
If you're suffering from the symptoms of sleep apnea, you're not alone. Our team is here to assess your symptoms and coordinate treatment with a sleep specialist to ensure you get the treatment you need! We're also happy to provide custom mouthguards to help ease your symptoms.
The CPAP machine has traditionally been the gold standard for sleep apnea treatment. While they are highly effective when used properly, many patients find CPAP machines bulky and invasive. Fortunately, Beelman Dental provides a more comfortable alternative in the form of oral appliance therapy!
Oral appliance therapy uses a custom-designed, individually fitted oral appliance that is worn like a mouthguard during sleep. By protecting the teeth and lower jaw, the appliance helps airways stay open during sleep and encourages comfortable breathing overnight. The simple, non-invasive solution is known to dramatically improve patients' quality of sleep and quality of life!
No matter what sleep apnea treatment you require, the team at Beelman Dental will be there for you every step of the way!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening With Beelman Today!
You don't have to live with the effects of sleep apnea. Let Beelman Dental restore your sleep quality and provide the comfortable treatment you deserve! Call our office today to schedule your sleep apnea screening.
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