Do you snore or have unrestful sleep each night? Many people who have these issues are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, which restricts their airways while they are trying to get a good night’s sleep. Not only can it detract from you getting the rest you need, it can be disrupting the sleep for others in your home. At Meridian Campus Family Dental, we can help treat sleep apnea with general dentistry to improve your quality of sleep and the snoring that accompanies this issue.
Sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing during sleep due to a restriction in your airway. For some, this can happen hundreds of times throughout the night causing you to gasp and snore as your body tries to get the oxygen it needs. Not only does this cause unrestful sleep, it can keep others trying to sleep near you from getting the rest they need. In addition, sleep apnea can put you at risk for other health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and headaches.