Your Royal Oak dentist is here to make sure your teeth and gums are in good shape and your smile is everything you want it to be.
But did you know that Dr. Duffield can also help you get a better night’s sleep?
That’s because our team at Duffield Dentistry pulls together advanced technology, effective techniques, and extensive training to help you overcome the problems associated with sleep apnea.
Using either a CPAP machine, or a small oral appliance, you can finally get some much-needed rest and feel more energized, just in time for summer!
What Happens To The Sleep Apnea Sufferer
Anyone afflicted with sleep apnea will suffer wide-ranging symptoms, yet that doesn’t guarantee they will suspect they’re all coming from the same place.
That’s because this is a condition that affects you as you sleep, and even though you’ll wake up during the night repeatedly, you may not have any memory of those episodes.
Why do you wake up repeatedly?
Because your body is going into survival mode. Sleep apnea is when your airways are blocked, either because your brain isn’t sending messages correctly, or there is pressure in your throat closing the air passages.
Either way, you’ll wake up when it happens and resume breathing again. The problem is that this goes on all night long, which is why you’re so exhausted all the time.
3 Ways To Find Relief From Sleep Apnea
No matter what, sleep apnea isn’t something you should ignore. Even with strategies you try at home, you should trust the professionals at Duffield Dentistry to find out for sure if this is a sleep condition that’s compromising your health.
*Change Your Sleep Position*
This is something simple that you can try if you suspect sleep apnea might be the source of your fatigue.
You can test different positions and see if any of them help you stay asleep, feel more rested, or perhaps even help reduce or eliminate snoring.
*Change Your Lifestyle*
Because excess weight is a contributing factor to this sleep condition, you could take steps on your own to change your lifestyle. This might mean starting a new exercise regimen and making modifications to your daily diet.
It’s not always a sure thing, but losing weight is something that will benefit your health in many ways, even if it doesn’t make your sleep apnea problem go away on its own.
*Visit Duffield Dentistry*
While a CPAP machine is widely-used and effective, it’s just not ideal for every patient for various reasons.
You may not want to wear the mask it requires while you sleep, or perhaps you travel a lot for work and don’t want the hassle of taking it with you everywhere.
Dr. Duffield can offer a smaller, simpler solution with an oral appliance.
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, your custom device is worn at night so your airway remains open and your breathing normal for more peaceful, restful sleep night after night.
Get Better Rest Now!
Just because you have sleep apnea doesn’t mean you have to continue suffering the exhausting, and even dangerous, effects.
That’s because Dr. Duffield and our team can offer you solutions that will help you rest and wake up feeling energized and refreshed!
Start feeling better soon by calling our Royal Oak, MI dental office today at (248) 721-4502 or fill out our online form for an appointment.