Sleep Apnea

Beth Snyder, DMD Beth Snyder, DMD
Beth Snyder, DMD

Sleep Apnea

Do you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and revitalized… or do you want to throw your alarm right out the window? You could be dealing with a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea may sound rather benign, but it definitely is not. Sleep apnea, like many other dental issues, has been linked to a very long list of health problems, performance issues, and other dangers.

One reason sleep apnea is so dangerous is that it keeps sufferers from ever getting proper sleep. People with sleep apnea have been known to wake up hundreds of times a night without even realizing it! And the main reason for waking? An inability to breathe! Oxygen deprivation is the other danger associated with this life-threatening syndrome. When you stop breathing over and over throughout the night, your oxygen levels drop, placing immense strain on your body.

The typical solution to sleep apnea is a CPAP, an appliance worn over the face or nose and mouth to provide Continuous Positive Air Pressure and hold the airway open. Unfortunately, not everyone can use or sleep with a CPAP. They can irritate your face, be too noisy, and are hard to travel with. That’s when mouthguard-style oral appliances from Dr. Snyder come to the rescue. We offer a variety of oral sleep appliances to fit your personal needs. All of them are comfortable, portable, simple-to-clean, and make no noise while holding your airway open. Isn’t it time you got the restful sleep you need?

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