San Luis Obispo dentist Dr. Amorteguy offers sleep apnea treatment, including CPAP alternatives. Many people associate sleep apnea with snoring, but this condition is much more than that.
Those who have sleep apnea may experience headaches, feel fatigued, and have a difficult time concentrating on a daily basis. It’s common to not even realize these are symptoms of sleep apnea. If you don’t know you have a problem, how can you find relief?
At Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy, DDS, we can help determine whether you have sleep apnea and then provide relief from the symptoms you deal with every day. We offer sleep apnea treatment to help provide you with comfort and clarity you may not have felt for years.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
While side-effects of sleep apnea such as daytime fatigue are well known, there are very serious health risks associated with it as well. Our bodies need the rejuvenating properties of sleep. If we are denied a restorative rest for prolonged periods of time, we increase our chances of:
High Blood Pressure | The complication of airflow associated with sleep apnea puts extra stress on our cardiovascular system every night, leading to possible hypertension or heart disease.
Abnormal Liver Function | Due to daytime fatigue and dependence on medication, coffee, or sugary drinks to constantly make up for a poor night’s sleep, those who suffer from sleep apnea often have liver issues.
Metabolic Syndrome | The lack of restorative sleep, increased stress, and higher blood pressure can negatively affect your metabolism which means an increase in weight, poorer blood sugar, and heart disease.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans. If you happen to be one of those people, determining if you have sleep apnea and then treating it can lead to greater quality of life. You may have become so accustomed to the symptoms that you don’t even realize how much you need relief!
Here are some of the most common signs of sleep apnea:
- Sleepiness in the daytime.
- Difficulty focusing.
- Dry mouth upon waking.
- Waking abruptly.
The Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard
Many people with sleep apnea have to use a CPAP machine in order to get a good night’s sleep and to experience relief from typical sleep apnea symptoms, but we provide a much smaller, more convenient treatment option. We create custom-made appliances to help alleviate sleep apnea symptoms.
Our sleep apnea mouth guards open up airways in the throat to allow for easier breathing. They are easy to wear and easy to take with you wherever you go.
When using our sleep apnea mouthguards, you can finally get the full night of restorative rest you deserve. Not only does this resolve the health concerns of prolonged sleep apnea, but you also gain the advantages of proper airflow which include:
- An improved sleep cycle.
- More focus during the day.
- An increased daytime memory.
- Decreased or no snoring.
- More energy throughout the day.
- A decreased dependency on caffeinated or sugary drinks.
Hate Your CPAP?
Are you one of the millions of Americans who have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea but hate the fact you’ve been saddled with a cumbersome and noisy CPAP machine? Not to worry, our office has CPAP alternatives!
Our sleep apnea mouth guards are comfortable, portable, and certainly don’t make the obnoxious droning noise. We design them to work with your mouth to gently and naturally open airflow and allow you to breathe easy for a great night’s sleep.
How Do I Get Started?
To begin your journey for a better night’s sleep, you simply need to contact our office! Our incredible team can provide you with a sleep test, allowing us to determine which service can provide you with the full night sleep you deserve.
Sleep Better Tonight!
Don’t wait to start feeling better—call Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy, DDS, to get started on your sleep apnea treatment today! We are available to answer any questions you have and to help you start living more fully.