Zzzzzz…the power and benefits of great sleep cannot be underestimated. It’s been proven that you can achieve a greater quality of overall health through a full night’s sleep. In many cases, this can be a necessity for those with an active lifestyle. Unfortunately, thousands of people nationwide are affected by conditions like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Snoring that prevent them from achieving this goal. Fortunately, Glo Dental provides custom Sleep Apnea and Snoring treatment and management solutions to help patients realize their dream and reach the state of total restful sleep.

If you or a loved one experience the following symptoms of Sleep Apnea (OSA), then it’s vital that you see a professional or specialist for evaluation. Our team is trained and specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing OSA for patients of all ages.

Common Symptoms During Sleep

  • Loud snoring throughout the night
  • Gasping or choking sounds
  • Breathing pauses (observed by someone watching you sleep)
  • Sudden or jerky body movements
  • Restless tossing and turning
  • Frequent awakenings during sleep

Common Symptoms While Awake

  • Wake up feeling exhausted, even after sleeping many hours
  • Morning headache (frequent)
  • Dry or sore throat in the morning
  • Tiredness/Fatigue throughout/during the day
  • Sleepiness throughout/during the day
  • Personality changes, such as mood swings
  • Problems with poor memory/concentration

Treatment Methods:

Good news, Sleep Apnea can be effectively treated and there are a number of methods to do so. It’s important to remember that the type of treatment will depend on the reason for and severity of sleep apnea. Three universally recommended treatment methods are regular exercise, weight loss (if diagnosed as obese) and avoiding alcohol before sleep.

In many cases, successful treatment may require a common device called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). CPAP is delivered by a compressor that blows air (with or without oxygen) into a mask that is worn tightly over the nose and or mouth during sleep. The flow of air acts like a splint to keep the upper airway from collapsing. This helps prevent obstruction and the apnea from occurring. The air pressure is adjusted to a setting that best controls the apnea. In most cases a person will also notice much less snoring immediately when wearing CPAP.

The Glo Dental team is experienced, certified and trained to treat and help patients manage Sleep Apnea (OSA). Please contact us today with further questions and/or to schedule an evaluation and a personalized treatment plan to put you on a path towards a full night’s sleep and better overall health.