If you are not getting enough sleep, your health may be in jeopardy. Your body needs several hours of deep sleep each night to restore balance and make structural repairs. Without sufficient amounts of sleep, your health may begin to deteriorate, leaving you more prone to accidents and illnesses.
One of the best ways to find out if you have a sleep disorder is to visit your dentist, Dr. Kosta Adams, at Adams Dental Associates in Sacramento, California. The problem may be found in your sinuses or in how your jaws are aligned.
Find out what is causing your poor sleep patterns
Dr. Kosta Adams and his team will perform a thorough examination that will provide the answers they need to make an accurate diagnosis when it comes to your sleep patterns. Snoring, for instance, is only a symptom associated with a much more significant problem. In some cases, it may be linked to conditions like obstructive sleep apnea, where you experience interruptions in breathing while sleeping. One episode can disrupt your sleep patterns, but most people experience multiple episodes per hour.
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Explore advanced treatment options
While the most common treatment for sleep apnea involves the use of a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, you do have other options. Depending on the diagnosis, we may recommend a customized dental appliance that you can wear while you sleep. The appliance looks like an athletic mouth guard and is designed to keep your jaws in alignment while sleeping. It is comfortable to wear and allows you to maintain an open airway throughout the night.
Get the sleep you need
With the right treatment option, you can get the sleep you need without being tethered to a CPAP machine. Dental appliances provide you with a comfortable alternative to more restrictive sleep apnea treatments. You will wake up refreshed and ready to take on any challenges you may face during the day.
Sleep disorders can have a negative effect on everything you do. At Adams Dental Associates in Sacramento, CA, Dr. Kosta Adams offers treatment options for sleep apnea that will help restore a good night’s rest. New patients can reach out to us at (916) 999-1302, and existing patients can dial . The sooner you make the call, the sooner you will be able to get the sleep you need!