Sleep Apnea

Most of us know from experience how important it is to get a good night’s rest. But if you or your partner struggles with sleep apnea, that may not be happening on a regular basis. At Greenway Family Dental, we’re able to offer solutions to your sleep apnea issues.

What is Sleep Apnea?

People with sleep apnea experience constant interruptions to their sleep. This is because their throat muscles relax so much that the muscles block the airway. When that happens, the person suffering from sleep apnea will often wake with a jolt.

Even if they don’t notice the waking, constantly being pulled from deep, restful sleep means that the next day they will feel tired or listless.

Our Sleep Apnea Screening

If you think you or a loved one may be experiencing the effects of sleep apnea, we can help. Greenway Family Dental provides initial screenings to our patients and then we can refer you to a physician for a sleep test.

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, give us a call today and we can set up your screening.

  • Interruptions to your breathing at night
  • Choking or gasping during the night
  • Tiredness or drowsiness during the day
  • Headaches
  • Snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Dry mouth or throat

How We Can Help

If your doctor determines that you are indeed suffering from sleep apnea, and for whatever reason a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine is not right for you, there are other solutions. We can fit you with a dental device or oral appliance.

These devices can be customized to you and can aid in alleviating mild to moderate sleep apnea. These appliances work by holding your jaw forward while you sleep, preventing your throat muscles and tongue from blocking your airway.

If you believe you or a loved one could benefit from a screening, give us a call today and let’s get you on the road to a better night’s sleep.