Sleep Apnea Services
Affected by sleep apnea? Consult with your Belleville and Tweed dentists to learn more about possible solutions to help treat your sleep apnea and allow you to sleep through the night.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes you to periodically stop breathing during sleep. During an episode, airflow stops and the oxygen level in your blood may drop. Your brain then sends your body a signal to resume breathing—often jolting you awake.
This disruption can last anywhere between 10 to 20 seconds and often occur several times a night. As a result, your natural sleep rhythm may be thrown off, meaning you spend less time in a deep restorative sleep.
How will I know if I have sleep apnea?
Often patients who experience episodes of obstructed breathing, loud snoring, or restless sleep have sleep apnea. Though you may not remember these occurrences, you may also be experiencing sleep apnea if you often wake feeling unwell or restless, suffer from morning headaches, you have irritability or difficulty concentrating. If left untreated, the lack of deep sleep can lead to other health issues.
How can Belleville Dental Care help?
At Belleville Dental care we offer services to help relieve your sleep apnea. We offer our patients Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT).
OAT consists of specially designed appliances that will help keep your airway open during sleep. Though, OAT will not cure sleep apnea, this device can help as long as it's used regularly.