Millions of Americans have trouble getting a good night’s sleep because of sleep apnea. This medical condition can be exhausting, but if you’re struggling with it, struggle no longer! At Wagner Dental, we offer sleep apnea treatment to help you get a better night’s sleep.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a fairly common sleeping disorder that is a result of your breathing starting and stopping frequently throughout the night. There are multiple types of sleep apnea, but all of them involve issues with the proper functioning of your throat muscles.
Because you’re asleep, you may have trouble identifying whether or not you should get tested for sleep apnea. Here is a list of symptoms that our patients typically experience with sleep apnea to give you an idea of what to watch out for:
- Snoring | Snoring happens because the relaxed muscles at the back of your throat vibrate. It is a sign that those muscles are so relaxed that they could be obstructing your airway.
- Pauses in Breathing During Sleep | Ask your partner if they can hear you stop breathing at night. When you stop breathing multiple times a night, necessary oxygen is not getting to your brain, heart, and other vital organs.
- Morning Headaches | These headaches are a result of improper oxygen flow to your head while you’re sleeping. They can be particularly painful and consistent. If you’re experiencing frequent headaches, find relief at Wagner Dental!
- Dry Mouth | Patients with sleep apnea often wake up extremely thirsty because they often sleep with their mouths open all night while trying to breathe in more air. When your saliva is dried up, bacteria have an easier time attaching to your teeth.
- Short of Breath | Imagine what it is like to breathe through a straw. Your breathing becomes significantly harder and strained when your airway is smaller than normal. This is how your body feels while sleeping with sleep apnea.
- Irritability | Let’s face it—most people aren’t able to have a pleasant or relaxing day when they haven’t slept well the night before. Lack of sleep makes it easier to get angry at others and not be as productive during the day.
If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can lead to further health complications that can be potentially life-threatening. Our goal is to remedy this problem by creating a sleep apnea appliance that you wear so that this doesn’t happen.
Why Is Sleep Apnea a Problem?
The breathing problems that you experience from sleep apnea can cause problems with the other systems of your body. When your breathing halts frequently throughout the night, your other organs have to work on less oxygen. This can put you at risk for high blood pressure.
An obvious consequence of sleep apnea is long-term fatigue and drowsiness. Intermittent pauses in breathing during the night will make it nearly impossible to get restful sleep. There is a good chance that you will find yourself frequently falling asleep or feeling chronically tired during the day.
These are the other long-term health consequences that you might grapple with from sleep apnea that goes untreated.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Liver problems.
- Metabolic syndrome.
- Cardiovascular problems.
Don’t live with the pain, fatigue, and health risks any longer! Get help sleeping today from Wagner Dental in Las Vegas. We are happy to treat anyone from North Las Vegas, Spring Valley, The Lakes, and any surrounding areas. A good night’s rest is just an appointment away.
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada
At Wagner Dental, we don’t bother with noisy, uncomfortable CPAP machines. We have something better: an oral appliance. These appliances or mouthguards are custom-designed to fit you perfectly, so they’ll sit comfortably in your mouth.
Our sleep apnea mouthguards are made using state-of-the-art technology, giving them a cleaner finish and a more precise fit. The mouthguard will slip snuggly over your teeth and will hold your mouth in a position that will keep your airway open.
All you have to do to get better sleep is set an appointment with Wagner Dental right now, get diagnosed, and then wear your mouthguard every night. You’ll be able to get the sleep you’ve been missing, get rid of headaches, and prevent further complications.
Sleep Apnea Q&A
Sleep apnea happens while you’re sleeping so it can be disconcerting not knowing whether or not you have it. Because of this, we get a lot of questions about sleep apnea and our sleep appliance solution.
I Think I Have Sleep Apnea, How Do I Get Diagnosed?
At Wagner Dental we offer complimentary sleep consultations where we will discuss your likelihood of having sleep apnea and we can refer you to a fantastic sleep doctor nearby to get a final diagnosis.
The only way to receive an official diagnosis for sleep apnea is through an appointment with a sleep doctor.
You can participate in an at-home sleep study designed to monitor heart function, breathing, snoring, and body position during sleep. The sleep doctor that we partner with will run these tests to diagnose the problem.
We will take the information that the doctor uses us and use it to develop a treatment plan for you.
How Does an Oral Appliance/Mouthguard Work?
Sleep apnea mouthguards are dental devices that you wear while sleeping. They fit the shape of your teeth and mouth and are designed to move your jaw forward, enlarging your upper airway and making it possible for you to breathe better while sleeping.
We have other oral appliances available that help to hold patients’ tongues in place while they sleep. These appliances help keep your airway unobstructed so that your breathing is not impacted.
Do Oral Appliances Really Work?
There are many benefits to wearing an oral appliance that have changed our patients’ lives and have allowed them to obtain a good night’s sleep. These are a few impactful differences that our patients have noticed:
- Fulfilling and uninterrupted sleep. The mouthguard holds your airway open, allowing for a steady flow of oxygen to your body without waking you up every few minutes to gasp for air.
- Zero hassle. Just pop your mouthguard in at night and take it out in the morning. There’s no bulky mask or boxy machinery taking up space on your nightstand, just a small dental appliance.
- No more snoring! Both you and your partner can enjoy not waking up to a sound like a lawnmower trying to start. Our mouthguards open your airway so that the tissue at the back of your throat doesn’t vibrate.
- Headache relief. Getting good sleep can banish those nasty morning headaches for good. When you get the sleep and oxygen you need by using our sleep apnea mouthguard, your body will thank you.
Are you interested in fewer interruptions at night or relief from headaches? Find out for yourself if the sleep apnea mouth appliance works as promised by contacting Wagner Dental for a complimentary sleep consult.
How Much Does a Sleep Apnea Appliance Cost?
We understand that cost is an important issue, and we take our patient’s finances very seriously. The truth is that every situation is unique: not all patients have the same needs or insurance plan, for that matter.
If you want a better idea of the price for your situation, come into our office so that we can give you a detailed breakdown of how much your appliance will cost. We can say that paying some money now can have astronomical health benefits and save you money in the future.
A Good Night’s Sleep Is Just Within Reach!
Don’t let your sleep challenges take over your life. If sleep apnea feels overwhelming, call our office and schedule a free sleep consultation. We will be able to coordinate with our sleep doctor to pinpoint the problem and design a customized solution for you.
A good night’s sleep is just around the corner! Call our office for better sleep today.