The Best Way to Treat Sleep Apnea and Bruxism in Miami Beach
Do you feel tired, even after a full eight hours of sleep? Do you wake so frequently in the night that your partner is sleeping in another room? Do you snore so loudly that the neighbors have noticed? Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) may be the cause of these dilemmas. OSA is a common condition that occurs when the airway is temporarily blocked during sleep. As a result, your breathing becomes insufficient. You may wake up gasping for air then fall asleep again only to repeat the cycle over and over throughout the night. Many sleep apnea patients in Miami Beach aren’t even aware they are waking so many times each night and suffer from symptoms such as daytime drowsiness, mood swings, depression and memory impairment due to this condition. The frequent waking of sleep apnea inhibits entering the deep, restorative stage of sleep and can have a negative impact on overall health.
Patients in Miami Beach often try to treat their sleep apnea with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. While the CPAP machine is effective in opening the airway, many patients find the machine to be too loud, bulky, uncomfortable and even embarrassing to keep using. But there is an effective, personalized and discrete way to treat obstructive sleep apnea: OAT (Oral Appliance Therapy) Treatment. At the Miami Beach office of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, you will be fitted for a custom-made OAT Treatment device. Your personal oral appliance will fit securely and comfortably in your mouth – a custom-made device means you can avoid the discomfort and irritation of many over the counter devices. An oral device is silent, portable and easy to use.
Miami Beach obstructive sleep apnea patients may also seek treatment for bruxism – excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching during the night. Bruxism can cause tooth damage, headaches and jaw pain. Patients in Miami Beach may have bruxism along with/as an effect of obstructive sleep apnea, or independent of OSA. Fortunately, the OAT Treatment device not only treats OSA, but successfully treats bruxism too.
OAT Treatment devices are proven to manage obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and bruxism – which means a better night’s sleep for you. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, a friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you navigate your first steps to a better night’s sleep. Make an appointment today for your fitting. Call our Miami Beach office at 786-558-5688 for information, or visit our website to meet our team. Better health starts with better sleep. Let Dr Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Miami Beach help you get there.