What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing stops and restarts repeatedly during the night, breaking up the sleep cycle and causing other negative effects. Symptoms of sleep apnea include grogginess during the day, teeth grinding, loud snoring at night, and restless, broken sleep. Most people with sleep apnea have a physical blockage in the upper airway. This type of sleep apnea is known as OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). During sleep, the muscles at the back of the throat relax, allowing nearby tissues to block the airway.

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Common Symptoms Associated with Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common example that illustrates the way oral health issues can ripple outward, causing problems in other areas of your day-to-day life. 

As we worked on treating guests with our sleep apnea treatment in Jacksonville, we eventually noticed several common symptoms that reoccurred, all of which can be attributed to lack of sleep or sleep apnea:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart attacks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Gastric reflux

Going Above and Beyond the CPAP Machine

Many guests are given a CPAP machine to treat their sleep apnea, but these appliances aren’t for everyone—especially guests who suffer from severe OSA, where the CPAP is the gold standard. When working with our guests’ physicians as a team, we can collectively help determine what is best for each individual, tailoring your treatment to the specifics of your case. 

These decisions are achieved through home sleep testing with devices like the MEDIBYTE, which provides information on breathing and sleep patterns, and/or through studies conducted at conventional sleep centers. Thoroughly gathering information helps us decide whether or not you might be suited to a sleep apnea treatment like an oral appliance or change in diet.

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Sleep Apnea and Your Conservative Health

After noticing the correlation between sleep apnea and further health issues several times over, we began researching dental appliances as an alternative to the popular CPAP machine that is typically used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For some individuals who cannot tolerate the CPAP machine, an oral appliance may provide treatment for their condition. In addition, these appliances can also be designed to serve as orthotics that can help treat TMJ disorders.

If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, and are interested in learning how addressing it can relieve a number of other issues that might be plaguing you, the Admira dental team is here to help. Simply reach out and set up your appointment for sleep apnea treatment in Jacksonville.

Why Good Sleep Matters

Breathing is vital to our survival. So is uninterrupted sleep, which is a time during which your body has the vital opportunity to rest, repair, and renew itself. All the same, many individuals are experiencing sleep interruptions throughout the night...and may be doing so without even being aware of them! 

Signs of Poor Sleep

Common signs and symptoms of poor sleep include difficulties with memory and concentration, constant excessive tiredness, slow metabolism, a lack of energy, and mood swings. If you’ve been experiencing any of these issues and aren’t sure why, we recommend setting up a consultation at our Jacksonville office.

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Developing Your Sleep Apnea Treatment

Depending on the diagnosis, your sleep apnea treatment may be as simple as a change in diet. If we determine that you would better benefit from the help of a specially designed oral appliance that prevents airway blockage, we’ll create one for you.

The professional team here at Admira is ready to help you decide which sleep device, TMJ treatment or combination of treatments will work best for you. We’ll get to the root of your sleep issues and enable you to once again enjoy a full quality of life.

When you’re ready to learn more about what the Admira team can do for you, a member of our helpful team is standing by and ready to help you get started on your journey. Simply reach out to our Jacksonville office and set up your consultation today!

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Sleep Apnea and Your Conservative Health

After noticing the correlation between sleep apnea and further health issues several times over, we began researching dental appliances as an alternative to the popular CPAP machine that is typically used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For some individuals who cannot tolerate the CPAP machine, an oral appliance may provide treatment for their condition. In addition, these appliances can also be designed to serve as orthotics that can help treat TMJ disorders.

If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, and are interested in learning how addressing it can relieve a number of other issues that might be plaguing you, the Admira dental team is here to help. Simply reach out and set up your appointment for sleep apnea treatment in Jacksonville.

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