The night before Christmas, all through your house, no one is sleeping. Well, maybe a mouse.
Your snoring is keeping your family awake. They keep hoping and dreaming, for goodness sake.
That snoring may be a clue that you are suffering from a sleep disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea interferes with your ability to get deep sleep, and as your loved ones know, this can prevent them from sleeping well, too.
Gregory A. Williams, DMD, has the training to treat your condition so you and your loved ones can start getting the rest you need. Call 503-210-9802 to schedule your consultation. Take your first step to sweet dreams.
When you get quality sleep, you wake up feeling rested and ready to take on the day. For people with untreated sleep apnea, that kind of sleep can be rare.
We can help you change that. You should contact us if you are struggling with:
- Frequent complaints about your snoring
- Waking up with headaches
- Waking up with a dry mouth
- Daytime sleepiness
- Becoming irritable or annoyed easily
- Difficulty staying focused on tasks at work or projects at home
These can all be consequences of your condition. Essentially, sleep apnea is a breathing problem. When you have obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become restricted when you fall asleep. This can amplify the sound of your snoring until your breathing stops. When that happens, you wake up briefly so you can take a few breaths. This cycle can happen hundreds of times every night. As a result of your frequent awakenings (however brief they may be), you are not reaching the stages of deep sleep, including REM sleep.
Fortunately, you can treat this condition. When you do, you may find that you begin having vivid dreams again and that you feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning.
Breath Easy To Sleep Better
Sleep apnea interferes with your breathing when you fall asleep. To treat the problem, you need to keep your airway open so you continue to breathe.
Many times, CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines are the first treatment recommended. This can be quite effective when they are used consistently. Unfortunately, many people give up on their machines within a year of trying them.
The masks can be irritating. Some people are bothered by the sensation of the air being pushed into their airways. Other people can’t fall asleep with the machine.
As an alternative, we can create a special oral appliance that you can wear while you sleep. This appliance is made to adjust the position of your jaw. This keeps your airway open. You may need a little time to get used to sleeping with this, but it doesn’t require wearing a mask. It’s also easy to take with you if you travel or like to go camping.
Plus, your family will appreciate how it reduces or may even eliminate the volume and frequency of your snoring.
Get Some Rest
Sleep deeply and feel more alert throughout the day. Talk to us about your sleep problems, so we can help you treat your condition. To schedule an appointment with a dentist in Tigard, OR, call Gregory A. Williams, DMD today at 503-210-9802 or contact us online.