Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can significantly affect your quality of life. If you have sleep apnea, you may experience daytime exhaustion and feel like you are not able to live a productive, fulfilling life. Additionally, you may make it difficult for your partner to sleep and increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health complications.
The good news is that Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help patients in the Aldie, VA area effectively treat their sleep apnea. We understand that sleep apnea can take a serious toll on your life and can provide you with the education and resources necessary to improve it.
Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
The most common type of sleep apnea, which occurs when the throat muscles relax is obstructive sleep apnea. If you are living with this condition, you may display the following signs and symptoms:
- Daytime fatigue
- Breathing pauses
- Challenges with memory and concentration
- Irritability or moodiness
- Frequently waking up to urinate at night
- Dry mouth
- Morning headaches
How is Sleep Apnea Treated?
In previous years, the CPAP machine was the gold standard for treating patients with sleep apnea. Now, however, there is a far more convenient and comfortable treatment method we are pleased to offer.
It is an oral appliance that is custom fitted to your mouth and worn every night. This device can reposition your lower jaw and tongue and move them forward so that you can breathe easier and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
If you are showing any signs of sleep apnea and ready to find relief, you should schedule an appointment at our office. Call us at 703-348-2818 for a sleep apnea consultation.