March is Sleep Apnea Awareness Month
Not only is March National Sleep Awareness Month, but it is also Sleep Apnea Awareness Month which means it’s time to fix the snore that is probably keeping your partner or your neighbors awake. One of the biggest complaints we hear in our offices is, “What can you do about my husband/wife/partner’s snoring?” Now, this doesn’t mean that all loud snoring is a sign of sleep apnea but it doesn’t hurt to take a look.Another question you’re problem thinking is, “How can my dentist fix my snore?” There are so ways to care for sleep apnea with dental treatment. Dental Sleep Medicine oral appliances are the perfect alternative to a traditional CPAP machine.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Let’s start with what sleep apnea is. Sleep apnea is technically the cessation or stopping of breathing, similar to holding your breath – but the difference is you can not control it. Sleep apnea can cause snoring, mood disorders, weight gain, and even high blood pressure! At Lane & Associates, we treat Sleep Apnea! Let’s get your life back!
What kinds of C-PAP Alternative treatment options do we offer?
- Dorsal – The Dorsal is a relatively new appliance on the market. It is unique in that the upper and lower component of the appliance is not connected as with other oral appliances, but are still adjustable. is allows for the full opening of the mouth, which improves comfort and is helpful in certain cases.
- Herbst – EMA (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) – The EMAs primary function is to bring the jaw forward and keep the airway open. One of the major advantages of the EMA is its smaller size as well as its flexibility. Various lengths of flexible bands are used to adjust the position of the lower jaw. The EMA is one of the most comfortable oral appliances on the market.
Do you have any symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
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Visit www.lanedds.com/sleep to learn more about Dental Sleep Medicine.