what is SLEEP APNEA?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. More than just an inconvenience; sleep apnea can lead to significant health complications if left untreated.

There are three primary types of sleep apnea:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

The most common form, OSA occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite the effort to breathe.

Central Sleep Apnea

Unlike OSA, the airway is not blocked. Instead, the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe due to instability in the respiratory control center.

Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, this type occurs when someone has both obstructive and central sleep apneas.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Common symptoms include:

Dangers of Sleep Apnea

If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a range of health problems, including:

Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle crashes, or academic underachievement in children and adolescents.




Treating Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliances

Oral appliances are a frontline treatment for sleep apnea, especially for those with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea. These devices are similar to mouthguards or orthodontic retainers and are worn in the mouth during sleep. They are designed to:
Rest Assured Dental offers a range of custom-fitted oral appliances designed to alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. These devices are comfortable, portable, and effective. They serve as an excellent alternative for those who find CPAP machines cumbersome or uncomfortable.

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Your Sleep Apnea solution

At Rest Assured Dental, we’re committed to ensuring you get a good night’s sleep. If you believe you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea, don’t hesitate to reach out. Your health and well-being are our top priority.