Does your spouse or roommate complain that you snore? Maybe your sleep is affected by someone else’s snoring? Just about everyone snores occasionally. But snoring can affect the amount and quality of your sleep. Snoring can also be an important sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when you are unable to breathe properly during sleep, leading to short pauses in breathe. Sleep apnea has been known to increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. At our dental office, we provide sleep apnea treatments to help you get a safe and good night’s rest. Our main type of sleep apnea treatment in Southfield, Michigan are custom-made dental appliances that are comfortable, durable, easy to maintain, and gentle on your jaw muscles. Dr. Sylvan Stern, our practiced dentist, may suggest snoring and sleep apnea treatment if you answer “yes” to at least 3 of the following questions:
- Do you snore louder than talking?
- Does your snoring disturb other people?
- Do you wake up during the night gasping or coughing?
- Do you sweat heavily at night?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Do you awaken with a headache?
- Do you awaken feeling tired?
- Do you grind your teeth at night?
- Do you fall asleep easily during the day?
- Do you feel like you don’t get enough sleep even after 7 hours of sleep?
- Do you find it hard to concentrate?
If you or someone you know suffers from snoring, there is help. Please contact our dental office for more information.