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Sleep Apnea in Middlesex, NJ

You may think your snoring is harder on other members of your household than on you. After all, they’re the ones complaining. Yet snoring could be a sign that you have sleep apnea in Middlesex. If so, you likely struggle to stay awake during the day – and you may even be putting your health at risk. Medical research has linked apnea to serious conditions like heart disease.

Our dentists can treat your sleep apnea symptoms with mouthguards. The mouthguards will:

  • Stop you from snoring so you and other members of your household can rest
  • Reduce your risk of conditions associated with apnea, such as high blood pressure
  • Keep your airway open as you sleep so you can breathe easily
  • Help you stay more alert and focused during the day
  • Give you a more comfortable and convenient alternative to a CPAP machine

If you’re often tired during the day or are experiencing other sleep apnea symptoms, call 732-506-2876.

A Sleep Apnea Appliance Is Less Intrusive Than a CPAP

Sleep apnea is commonly caused when your airway becomes obstructed as you sleep by your tongue or soft tissues in the back of your throat. Two of the most common sleep apnea treatments are:

  • A CPAP machine, which sends a stream of pressurized air down your throat to keep your airway open
  • A mouthguard that gently moves your jaw into a position that keeps your airway clear

Cases of severe sleep apnea may require a CPAP, but those suffering from mild or moderate sleep apnea can use a mouthguard called a mandibular advancement device. Many sleep apnea sufferers find a mouthguard:

  • Comfortable – A CPAP can dry out your nose and throat. You’ll breathe more naturally with a mouthguard, so you’re less likely to get dry mouth.
  • Simple to Use – Unlike a CPAP, it’s as easy to use a mouthguard in a tent in the woods as it is in your own bedroom. A mouthguard requires no electricity or batteries.
  • Noninvasive – A CPAP has a mask that covers at least part of your face and a tube that connects the mask to the machine. The mask and/or tubing can be difficult to adjust to and may bother your bed partner.

Our dentists can also provide mouthguards that prevent you from grinding teeth in your sleep. For help treating sleep apnea in Middlesex, call Advanced Dentistry at 732-506-2876 or schedule an appointment online.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

When is sleep apnea serious?

Sleep apnea is always serious because medical research has linked it to several health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The more severe your sleep apnea is, the more likely you are to suffer ill effects. Severity is judged by the number of times your breathing is interrupted during the night. For those with severe sleep apnea, it’s as many as 30 times an hour!

Will sleep apnea cause fatigue?

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea. The interruptions in breathing caused by sleep apnea prevent you from getting enough REM, or deeply restful sleep. This makes you feel tired during the day and also makes you more likely to suffer from irritability and moodiness – affecting not just you but those around you too.

Why does sleep apnea cause high blood pressure?

When oxygen levels fall, as they do during episodes of sleep apnea, your brain tells your body to produce more adrenaline. This makes your heart pump harder. Over time, this causes your blood pressure to increase and puts a strain on your heart. Not surprisingly, sleep apnea has been linked to a greater frequency of heart attacks and other cardiac problems.

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