How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Davie with an OAT Device
Loud snoring, constant waking through the night, grinding your teeth, and clenching your jaw can disrupt your sleep and leave you feeling tired and achy throughout the day. You may be used to it by now. If all of this has become part of your sleep routine in Davie, it doesn’t have to be! You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and/or bruxism – treatable conditions that can be corrected with an OAT Treatment device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
What is obstructive sleep apnea?
This common disorder causes a person to stop breathing very briefly, often many times throughout the night. A person’s breathing stops (apnea) due to a narrowing or partial blockage (obstruction) of the airway. This is caused by the positioning of the soft tissue in their mouth and throat when they lie down.
What are signs and symptoms of sleep apnea?
Snoring loudly is a common symptom. Your spouse or family member may have noticed this. You may or may not remember waking throughout the night gasping for breath. Your sleep might be restless. You may experience changes in your mood or abnormal forgetfulness. You may feel excessively tired throughout the day in Davie, even with eight hours of sleep. That’s because your sleep is not restful. These signs and symptoms can point to sleep apnea.
What is Bruxism?
Sleep bruxism is clenching the jaw and grinding the teeth while asleep. Sleep apnea and bruxism can occur together or separately.
How do I know if I’m grinding or clenching my teeth in my sleep?
You will most likely have pain in your jaw, face and neck, and your teeth will eventually show wear from the grinding.
If left untreated in Davie, sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems like increased blood pressure, an increased risk of diabetes, weight gain, obesity, and depression. Untreated bruxism can cause daily pain and damage to your teeth that can impair their function.
Why OAT Treatment?
An Oral Appliance Therapy Treatment device keeps the airway open during sleep, and prevents jaw clenching and tooth grinding. An OAT device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is:
- Comfortable enough to use every night
- Customized to fit your mouth
- Able to hold its custom-fit shape over time
Unlike a CPAP machine, which can be noisy and embarrassing for some patients in Davie, an OAT device fits securely into your mouth and lets you sleep through the night.
Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can help you correct your obstructive sleep apnea and bruxism in Davie. Take a virtual tour of our three offices in South Florida, and make an appointment for an OAT Treatment consultation. You can get a great night’s sleep in Davie with an OAT Treatment device from Dr Maria Yazji Orthodontics.