How many mornings will you wake up exhausted? How many times do you have to hear your spouse complain about your snoring? Your constant fatigue and your snoring could be signs of a sleep disorder. You should visit our Jeffersonville, IN dentist to get effective sleep apnea treatment. You could:Sleep Apnea Treatment at Kirchner Dental Read Transcript
Our office also provides treatment for sleep apnea. For individuals who snore or suffer from sleep apnea, we can provide an appliance that will alleviate that. What sleep apnea is is really a problem with the airway. When people sleep, the airway gets closed off and what the appliance does is that it opens the airway comfortably so that you can sleep better but also get a therapeutic effect that will treat sleep apnea. With the method that we use to treat sleep apnea, we work very closely with a physician so that we know that the treatment's effective. Really, what we're doing is we're working with a physician to treat a medical condition. Sleep apnea can be very harmful. It can increase your risk for heart attack, stroke. It can make diabetes worse. It really affects all aspects of the body, and so we make sure that each individual has a sleep study. The results are interpreted by the physician and they let us know how effective the treatment is.
- Wake up feeling refreshed
- Have more energy throughout the day
- Reduce your risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, and other health issues
Sleep apnea is more than just endless, loud snoring. It causes you to stop breathing when you’re asleep. We can help, but only if you make an appointment with us. Call 812-913-6093 to schedule a consultation at Kirchner Dental. We can help you set up an at-home sleep study, which could be your first step toward getting a good night’s sleep.
Find a Solution You Will Actually Use
Doctors often recommend CPAP therapy for sleep apnea, yet 50 percent of CPAP users give up on their treatment. Wearing a mask while you sleep can be uncomfortable and irritating. That’s assuming you aren’t bothered by air pushing into your mouth or nose or by the sound of the machine.
As a comfortable alternative, we can design a custom-fitted oral appliance that you wear while you sleep. You don’t need a mask, and it doesn’t make any noise. It shifts the position of your jaw slightly to keep your airway open. This allows you to keep breathing, to get the deep, healthy sleep you deserve, and to stop snoring.
Breathe Easier to Sleep Better
When you have obstructive sleep, your airway closes as you fall asleep. When it’s completely blocked, your body wakes you up (although you may not remember it). This can happen dozens of times every hour and hundreds of times every night. Each time, your sleep cycle starts over, which means you don’t get the deep sleep you need to feel rejuvenated in the morning.
As your airway closes, it also makes your snoring louder. That’s why your significant other can’t get any sleep either – or why you may be banished to the couch. When neither of you gets healthy sleep, both of you can become annoyed easily. That’s not good for any relationship.
Men, people who are overweight, and people over 40 years old have a higher risk of sleep apnea, but it can affect anyone regardless of gender, weight, or age. Sleep apnea also has been linked to teeth grinding. We can help with that, too.
You feel better when you are well-rested. Our sleep apnea treatment is helping people in and around Jeffersonville, IN. It could help you if you contact Kirchner Dental online or call 812-913-6093 for an appointment!