Sleep apnea is a medical condition in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, stopping your breathing up to 20-30 times per hour. The following symptoms may signal that you have sleep apnea:
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Loud snoring
- Choking or snorting sounds during the night
- Morning headaches
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
- Waking up short of breath at night
Obstructive sleep apnea is more common in males than females, and older adults are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be a serious medical problem and can contribute to high blood pressure and stroke. At Gaslight Village Family Dentistry, we offer oral devices to treat sleep apnea. The oral devices work by keeping your airway open during sleep, helping you to breathe uninterrupted. Your oral device will fit your mouth comfortably, allowing you to sleep peacefully. To learn more about sleep apnea and our oral devices, we invite you to contact our dental office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our dentists and dental team are eager to care for you!