Smile Design Manhattan
Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY
Did you know that your dentist can help you with your sleep issues? Smile Design Manhattan, located in New York City’s Midtown West, helps its patients get a good night’s sleep with treatment for sleep apnea. If your snoring is keeping you up at night and making you drowsy throughout the day, book an appointment with the experts at Smile Design Manhattan. You can schedule your visit by calling the office or booking online.
Sleep Apnea Q & A
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder that makes you stop breathing for periods of time throughout the night. These episodes of breathlessness can last up to several minutes and can occur hundreds of times a night.
What are the Signs of Sleep Apnea?
Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Waking up choking or gasping for air
- Irritability or bad mood during the day
- Headaches in the morning
- Impaired memory
- Fatigue throughout the day
- Restless sleep
- Decreased sex drive
If any of these symptoms are affecting you, schedule an appointment with Smile Design Manhattan to diagnose and treat your sleep apnea.
Do I Need to Treat My Sleep Apnea?
Yes, sleep apnea should always be treated. It’s a very serious condition that prevents your system from getting enough oxygen, which can do significant damage to your health in a variety of ways.
The short-term effects of sleep apnea can include:
- Impaired performance
- Decreased alertness
- Constant stress and anxiety
- Diminished quality of life
- Memory impairment
- Higher likelihood of occupational injuries and auto accidents
The long-term effects of sleep apnea can lead to:
- Heart disease
- Attention deficit disorder
- Mood disorders
- High blood pressure
Don’t wait for your sleep apnea to lead to a more serious condition. Get treatment today at Smile Design Manhattan
How Do You Treat Sleep Apnea?
Smile Design Manhattan treats sleep apnea by prescribing and fabricating a custom-designed oral appliance, called a snore guard, for its patients. Snore guards are FDA-approved appliances that are recommended as a sleep apnea treatment by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
They’re created from an impression that your dentist takes of your teeth, so they fit snugly, securely, and comfortably in your mouth, just like an orthodontic appliance or a mouth guard that you would wear for sports.
When you wear your snore guard, it pushes your lower jaw slightly forward and encourages your tongue to rest in between the upper and lower portion of the appliance.
This prevents the muscles in your throat from collapsing in on themselves and obstructing your airway while you sleep. These obstructions cause episodes (apneas) of lack of breathing.
Don’t go another night with poor sleep. Schedule an appointment with Smile Design Manhattan by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
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