Wake Refreshed, Not Tired, With Sleep Apnea Treatment in Ponchatoula
If you wake up feeling almost as tired as when you went to bed, you could have sleep apnea. This disorder not only disrupts your sleep, it has been linked to numerous health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. You can get sleep apnea treatment in Ponchatoula, LA at Deep South Family Dentistry.
Our treatment will:
- Help you rest more soundly
- Control snoring, so other members of your household will sleep better too
- Offer an alternative to a CPAP machine
- Make it easier to focus and concentrate during the day
- Improve your overall health
Use a Sleep Apnea Appliance as a CPAP Alternative
Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type, is caused when your airway becomes blocked while you sleep, often by your tongue or other soft tissue. This interrupts your sleep as you gasp for air, sometimes hundreds of times a night. Two of the most commonly prescribed treatments are a custom-made oral appliance and a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. Both work by keeping your airway open. The appliance simply moves your jaw into a position that keeps the airway open. The CPAP uses a stream of pressurized air.
Many people prefer an appliance to a CPAP because it is:
- More Comfortable – With no mask or tubing, an appliance is less restrictive than a CPAP and easier to get used to wearing. It also won’t dry out your throat the way a CPAP can.
- More Convenient – You can use an appliance anywhere since it doesn’t need electricity or batteries. Because it fits in a pocket or purse, it’s also easier to transport.
See Us If You Have These Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Loud and chronic snoring is a common sleep apnea symptom, but it isn’t the only one. You may also experience:
- Waking with a headache
- Excessive fatigue during the day
- Trouble staying asleep
- Waking with a dry mouth
- Difficulty staying focused during the day
If you think you may need sleep apnea treatment in Ponchatoula, call 985-268-1112. We can also prescribe a sleep test to confirm your diagnosis.