Did you know that about 90% of individuals with sleep apnea haven’t been diagnosed? This is especially problematic because since sleep apnea can cause several problems with your health. In fact, sleep apnea can cause your brain to get less oxygen and cause problems with your cardiovascular system.
You see, sleep apnea is essentially a blockage in your throat. Typically, when an individual’s throat is blocked, they wake up. Unfortunately, this can happen dozens, perhaps hundreds, of times a night. Generally, this blockage is caused by drooping muscles or by your tongue drooping.
Fortunately, there are quite a few options you can consider if you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, your dentist can create a customized device that will keep your airway open. This device will let you sleep comfortably and is easy to keep clean. Still, depending on your unique needs, our dentist could recommend a different treatment
If you wake up tired consistently or frequently have a sore throat, we recommend contacting our team so Dr. Forrest Packard can give you specific advice. If you are interested in learning more, or would like to schedule an appointment with us, please don’t hesitate to give Creekside Dental Ellensburg a call at 509.933.4800. We’re excited to hear from you soon!