The dentists at the Avenue Dental Centre in Windsor can help you get a good night's sleep if you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea.
About Sleep Disorders
Snoring and sleep apnea disrupt your sleep, resulting in a less restful night for you, and possibly even for your partner. The fatigue caused by chronic inadequate rest can lead to more serious health concerns, which is why it's important to seek treatment. At the Avenue Dental Centre, we can help.
Snoring is caused by blocked air passages. The air creates a noisy vibration as it is forced through the tight passages. Snoring can also be a sign of more serious conditions, such as sleep apnea.
Patients with sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing or very shallow breath during sleep. The pauses can last from a few seconds to over a minute and occur as many as 30 times an hour disrupting sleep.
There are many different approaches to improving sleep disorders ranging from simple lifestyle changes to custom-made oral appliances to surgical intervention.
If you are having symptoms of sleep apnea, visit us at the Avenue Dental Centre. Improving your sleep may even improve the overall quality of your life.
- Lifestyle Changes
Simple lifestyle adjustments can often help aid in the treatment of sleep apnea.
Weight loss may help to relieve constriction of your throat. Regular exercise can also help ease the symptoms of sleep apnea even without weight loss. Patients should try to get 30 minutes of moderate activity, such as a brisk walk, most days of the week.
Some people snore or have sleep apnea only when sleeping on their back. These patients can eliminate or reduce airway blockage simply by learning to sleep on their side.
- Snore Guards
We can help improve your snoring by creating a custom snore guard for you.
A snore guard, which is similar to a mouth guard, reduces or eliminates snoring by repositioning the jaw and tongue to allow for unobstructed airflow, resulting in more restful sleep.
This oral appliance, which is custom-fitted to your mouth, will reduce your snoring, leaving you more rejuvenated and energized in the mornings.