Sleep Apnea Treatment – Burke, VA
Improving Sleep By Helping You Breathe Better
Do you struggle to get a good night’s rest? Do you wake frequently gasping for air or feel as if you are choking? Are you dealing with chronic fatigue and moodiness each day? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you’re likely suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Ashraghi recognizes the connection between adequate sleep and optimal overall health, which is why she is pleased to provide sleep apnea therapy to anyone who might be struggling with a sleep-breathing disorder. Call our dental office to schedule an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for sleep apnea treatment in Burke.
Why Choose Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
- Personalized Oral Appliances for Improved Sleep
- Dentist with Nearly Two Decades of Experience
- Dental Team Dedicated to Patient Comfort
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that millions of Americans suffer from. The most common type is OSA, which occurs when a blockage forms and prevents air from flowing freely. As a result, the body’s heart rate and blood pressure begin to rise until the individual suddenly wakes in an attempt to breathe. Because these episodes can happen hundreds of times each night, it can become a serious problem that leads to serious health consequences such as diabetes, heart disease, and even death.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Untreated sleep apnea not only affects your day-to-day life, but it can have long-term ramifications on your overall health. Without proper treatment from a trained professional, you run the risk of having:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Chronic fatigue that impairs your driving
- Weight gain that leads to obesity
- Atrial fibrillation
Also, untreated sleep apnea can take its toll on your mental health as well, resulting in anxiety and depression.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
While the most common form of sleep apnea treatment tends to be CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy, an alternative solution that many people are turning to is oral appliance therapy. Portable and easy to use, these small, oral devices are custom-made to fit inside the mouth and create a more comfortable method of care.
When worn at night, the appliance helps to shift the jaw forward slightly so that your soft palate does not collapse onto your throat while you sleep. With an oral appliance, you can worry less about the bulky machinery that comes with CPAP machines and instead, enjoy a more restful night’s sleep that allows you to breathe freely.