Does your spouse snore loudly at night? Do you? It could be more than just an annoyance. About half of people who snore loudly suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that occurs when breathing is partially obstructed during sleep.
These are a few of the risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea:
- Daytime sleepiness.
- Decreased productivity and performance at work.
- Strained personal relationships.
- High blood pressure.
- Increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and depression.
- Memory and concentration problems.
Although CPAP is a common treatment, it can be uncomfortable. At Perfect Smile Maker, we work with patients to find a comfortable treatment solution. Oral appliance therapy is a viable alternative to CPAP and many patients have found treatment to be successful. Similar to a mouth guard, oral appliances are custom fit to your unique smile. This means that they are comfortable, convenient and portable.
If you think that you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, contact Perfect Smile Maker by calling 516-482-2215. We look forward to helping you improve your health and treating sleep apnea in a way that is comfortable and convenient for you.