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Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
SomnoDent in Binghamton, Vestal, and Johnson City, NY
Are you drowsy during the day with no explanation? Do you snore loudly or wake up breathless in the middle of the night? If you experience any of these symptoms, you may be one of more than 12 million Americans who are impacted by Sleep Apnea.
Signs of Sleep Apnea:
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Loud snoring at night
- Snorting or choking sounds during the night
- Waking up at night short of breath
- Headaches upon waking in the morning
- Extreme drowsiness throughout the day
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition and must be diagnosed by a physician. Diagnosis is based on the results of an overnight sleep study, called a Polysomnogram (PSG). Other factors of determining OSA are patient evaluation and medical history.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat. This blocks the upper airway, causing air flow to stop, as often as 20-30 times in an hour.
The combination of low oxygen levels and fragmented sleep are the major contributors to most of the ill effects that the Sleep Apnea patient suffers. In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness, studies show that Sleep Apnea patients are much more at risk for the following:
- Heart problems, including heart attack, congestive heart failure, and hypertension
- Higher incidence of work related and driving related accidents
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
Good sleep hygiene, weight loss, and exercise are some helpful Sleep Apnea treatments a patient can practice on their own. However, medical and dental treatments include Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, Oral Appliance Therapy, and surgery.
Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance: SomonoDent
At Dental Solutions of Binghamton, we are proud to offer patients the SomnoDent Sleep Apnea oral appliance. SomnoDent is a premium, custom-fitted dental device developed for the treatment of snoring and obstructive Sleep Apnea. It is an effective, comfortable, and durable alternative to CPAP therapy or corrective surgery.
By simply wearing a SomnoDent while sleeping, your lower jaw will be moved forward into a comfortable position, allowing relaxation of the tissues at the back of your throat and ensuring the base of your tongue does not collapse and block your airway, giving you a safe and soundless night’s sleep.