Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Are you tired, stressed out, and moody because of interrupted sleep? Sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing stops for periods of 10 seconds or longer, can interrupt deep sleep that makes people feel rested. Non-surgical dental appliances have proven to be effective in many sleep apnea patients and is now recognized by most medical insurances as an accepted treatment modality.
Many factors may contribute to airway blockage, from the size of passages and oral or airway structures, to swelling of passageways or position of the tongue. Disrupted deep sleep can affect mood, health, and cause daytime sleepiness. The added stress and fatigue can cause lack of concentration, loss of memory, and accidents in the workplace or while driving. Other health risks include high blood pressure and heart problems, and even a risk of premature death. The sleep apnea patient’s snores can disturb a sleeping partner’s rest, too.
Dr. Bonnevie has been trained in the dental treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has treated many patients who are not able to work with the CPAP breathing apparatus. He works closely with all the medical sleep specialists in the local area to coordinate your proper care. Call today for a free consultation to discuss what can be done to help with you Sleep Apnea condition.