More than eighteen million people suffer from sleep apnea in the United States. Although many people think of sleep apnea as a problem that only men experience, sleep apnea can affect men and women alike. From allergies to genetics, there are many different reasons why someone may be affected by sleep apnea. Regardless of the reason, sleep apnea can negatively affect your day-to-day life. Drowsiness, waking up with a headache, and difficulty concentrating throughout the day are just a few of the side effects of living with sleep apnea. The loud snoring throughout the night can affect everyone in the house. No one is happy when someone in the home has sleep apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a much more serious problem than the common sleep apnea many people are familiar with. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is caused by loose tissue in the back of the throat. Your breathing will stop periodically throughout the night as your airway becomes blocked by excessive tissue. Naturally, your brain wakes up each time your breathing stops. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you are not getting the sound sleep you need and you might not even know it!
There are many treatments for sleep apnea today, but many are uncomfortable and do not properly fit everyone. A Continuous Positive Aire Pressure, or CPAP, machine is a bulky and overwhelming face mask that is worn throughout the night. A ZYPPAH mouthpiece is made the same for everyone and most people experience discomfort while wearing them. Many treatments that are used today make sleep apnea seem like a bigger problem to overcome than it should be. An easy treatment that actually works is out there!
Luckily, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Coral Springs offers a solution to obstructive sleep apnea and an alternative approach to the uncomfortable treatments commonly used for this condition! Yazji Orthodontics uses an appliance that will be custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly. The mouthpiece will adjust your bottom jaw forward – opening up your airway when you sleep. Oral appliance therapy is also available to assist you to sleep soundly!
If you feel tired throughout your day, have difficulty concentrating, or wake up with a headache, you may be suffering from sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea – a more serious medical condition. Although you may not realize you are not getting a full night’s rest, treating your sleep apnea will get you feeling better than ever! Everyone needs a peaceful night’s rest in order to feel their best. No matter what the reason is for your sleep apnea, there is a solution out there! Call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics today to talk about your options!
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