Seeking a Restful Night’s Sleep?
Are you or your loved one snoring through the night? Does interrupted sleep cause you to be moody or stressed out? Sleep apnea is one of the most undiagnosed and serious conditions. Studies show that 50% of people who snore are at risk of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing stops for periods of 10 seconds or longer, can interrupt deep sleep that makes people feel rested. Non-surgical dental appliances have proven more effective than surgery for many sleep apnea patients. In a matter of three visits, Dr. Silva can make you a custom appliance that’s comfortable and natural fitting.
What is Sleep Apnea?
When a sleeping person stops breathing for 10 or more seconds, they have “apnea.” OSAS, or obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, is one type of sleep apnea. Lack of adequate breath during sleep reduces airflow, causing the brain to tell the body to wake up and breathe. In some cases, sleep apnea patients only move into a lighter stage of sleep, while other times, patients wake completely.