A good night’s sleep is incalculable; at least, it can provide you with a productive and happy day; at most, it can make or break the quality of your entire life. Dr. Sheldon Sullivan, wants you to be able to live life to the fullest. But some people just can’t sleep. Some people have sleep apnea. This is a condition wherein the tonsils, tongue, or the teeth get in the way of breathing while you are asleep. To treat it, there are a few options.
1. Oral Appliance: Do you grind your teeth while you sleep? This is called bruxism. Not only can the position of your teeth block your airflow, but the muscles in the throat can have the same effect. Sleep apnea oral appliances hold your teeth in the correct position while you sleep. Because the problem is sometimes caused by bruxism, mouth pieces can be a crucial tool that keeps your airway open.
2. CPAP: This stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. These devices pump air into the oral cavity to enable easier breathing. They keep the airways open and can avert snoring.
3. Surgery: In extreme cases, a simple surgery can remove extra blockage tissue and widens your oral cavity.
Not sure which choice would be right for you? You can ask Dr. Sheldon Sullivan what he recommends. Call Progressive Sleep & Wellness, in Gilbert, Arizona at 866-54-SLEEP to book an appointment.