Sleep Apnea and Snoring Therapy in Potomac Falls, VA
If you feel tired, stressed out, and moody because you’re not getting regular, uninterrupted sleep, it could be sleep apnea. This very serious health condition can disrupt the deep levels of sleep that we all need to feel at our best and enjoy great health, and over time, this can lead to serious problems that even go beyond chronic fatigue. There are non-surgical options for addressing your sleep apnea, and Dr. Robert Bryce offers CPAP alternatives at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Potomac Falls, VA.
If you have sleep apnea, it means that your breathing pauses for long periods several times a night. When this happens, sometimes for 10 seconds or longer, your body will fight for breath, causing you to gasp and awaken somewhat from deep sleep. It can also cause you to snore loudly. Many factors can contribute to the airway blockage that leads to pauses in breathing, including swollen passageways and the position of the tongue. Additionally, the effects of sleep apnea can be problems with mood, health, and energy, not to mention disruptions to the sufferer’s spouse if loud snoring is involved. To find out if you’re suffering with sleep apnea, there are several tests you can undergo.
Non-surgical sleep apnea therapies include the CPAP mask, which delivers air to keep nasal passages open during sleep. This option is great, but it isn’t for everyone. Our office offers an alternative in sleep apnea and snoring therapy intraoral appliances. You wear a mouthpiece during sleep that holds your mouth in the right position to keep blockages from occurring.
Dr. Bryce can help evaluate your sleep condition and fabricate your custom sleep appliances to allow your airway to remain open. If you have difficulty wearing CPAP, you may also be a candidate for a sleep apnea therapy device. Contact Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Potomac Falls, VA to make an appointment to find out more. We also help those from Leesburg, Reston, and Great Falls.