▩ Do You Wake Up Tired And Have Low Energy Daily?
▩ Do You Snore, Have Hypertension Or Have Excess Weight You Can’t Lose?
▩ Do You Wake Up With Headaches Or A Sore Dry Throat?
▩ Do You Have Forgetfulness, Mood Changes, And A Decreased Daytime Alertness?
Sleep Apnea is a condition in which your breathing stops periodically during sleep, as many as 20-30 times per hour. Each time you stop breathing in your sleep, the resulting lack of oxygen alerts your brain, increases your heart rate, which temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. We will help you have a good night sleep today!
Orthodontic treatment for Sleep Apnea and Snoring can begin at age 3 (some cases a little younger). The younger the patient is the easier it is to guide proper growth and development Of the jaws and create a larger airway. Adults can be helped too. We are lucky to have the top Sleep researchers in the world in our backyard at Stanford University.
Oral appliances are the devices worn in the mouth while sleeping that reposition the lower jaw and tongue to help open the airway. This is accomplished by tensing the muscles that support the airway, which in turn opens or dilates the airway so air can freely move in and out without resistance or obstruction.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing stops periodically during sleep, as many as 20-30 times per hour. Each time you stop breathing in your sleep, the resulting lack of oxygen alerts your brain, increases your heart rate, which temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing.
Since the time spent awake is so brief, most people with sleep apnea don’t remember it, and many feel like they are getting a good night’s sleep when, in fact, they are not. The constant wake-sleep, wake-sleep cycle prevents those with sleep apnea from achieving deep sleep, resulting in a constant drowsy feeling during the day.
The most common is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and occurs due to a physical blockage, usually the collapsing of the soft tissue in the back of the throat.
Less common is central sleep apnea (CSA), in which breathing stops because the muscles involved don’t receive the proper signal from the brain.
This condition lies midway between benign snoring and true Obstructive Sleep Apnea. People with UARS suffer many of the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Snoring: Intermittent With Pauses
Apnea, Pauses In Breathing
Anterior Tooth Wear From Grinding
Many Abrupt Awakenings
Thrashing In Bed
Using Sleep Medications Or Supplements
Waking Up From Sleep Coughing, Choking Or Gasping For Air
Wake Up With Heart Racing
Wake Up Short Of Breath
Clenching Or Grinding Teeth
Use The Restroom 2 Or More Times At Night
Snorting Or Choking Sounds At Night Indicate Restart Of Breathing
Wake Up With Dry Mouth
Wake Up With Mucous In Throat
Need To Drink Water At Night Because Of Dry Mouth
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Eds)
Poor Memory, Clouded Intellect
Poor Concentration And Performance
Gastro-esophageal Reflux (Gerd)
Morning Headaches: Migraine, Cluster, Dull
Problems Paying Attention
Falling Asleep While Reading, Watching T.v. Or Driving
Falling Asleep Unintentionally During The Day
Drs Drew are not only your practicing general dentist, but also offer Dental Sleep Therapy. At Drew Dental we are passionate about helping people and have several treatment options available to help you Stop Snoring and Start Living!
We’re Dr. Allyson Drew and Dr. Jason Drew, a husband and wife team of dentists who pride ourselves on providing you and your family with the friendliest, most comfortable, and most professional dental experience available anywhere.
Our experience and dedication, as well as our in-depth understanding of today’s technology offers you the latest, most technologically advanced procedures in the United States, with special interests in preventative dentistry and its correlation to your overall health.
Why don’t you give us a call at (831) 688-6060? We would love the opportunity to meet you and discover together how we can best help you and your family create and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles for years to come.
Drs Allyson and Jason Drew feel so strongly that knowledge and action can improve and save lives that they are offering a individual 30 minute consultation on sleep breathing disorders. Whether it’s loud snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms, make sure you are not at risk for this very treatable, potentially life threatening condition. Learn more about sleep apnea and get all of your questions answered. We have a limited number of consultation times available, so schedule yours as soon as possible.
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