Good sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight. If you have trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night, if you wake up too early or have a hard time waking up at all, or if you are overly tired during the day, you may have one of the following sleep problems: snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, bed wetting, sleep walking, sleep talking, sleep groaning, sleep grinding and restless legs syndrome, amongst others.
Obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which your airways close up briefly throughout the night, can have a huge effect on your health. It can lead to daytime sleepiness (since every time you stop breathing momentarily, you wake up) and it increases your risk for high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, liver problems, and other serious health issues. But it turns out, the health issues don’t stop there. Sleep apnea has been shown to negatively affect your teeth too.
Here are three dental problems to keep an eye out for if you have sleep apnea.
The good news is that getting control over your sleep apnea can reduce or eliminate these dental issues. Talk to is to find out the best treatment plan for you. And talk to your dentist, too, about the various ways that you can treat any related dental problems.
How can we help ?
We are able to do sleep studies using SleepImage which is for Licensed Healthcare Professionals and their Patients.
Sleep varies from night to night. Dial in the difference to improve the precision of clinical decisions. Our patients appreciate testing their sleep at home over multiple nights, using a single sensor technology for considerably less cost.
The SleepImage device helps to :
SleepImage is a powerful clinical tool that has been thoroughly validated and helps us to help our patients.
2. We can do airway scans and determine the cause of the sleep apnea
3. If it’s a dental cause we can make you a custom made anti-snoring