Sleep Apnea Therapy – Leesburg, VA
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Over 20 million. That is how many Americans are dealing with sleep apnea right now, and if you’re one of them, then you know how the disorder can impact every aspect of your life. With sleep apnea therapy from Dr. McBryde at All Smiles Leesburg, you can finally overcome the fatigue, stop snoring, and look forward to mornings again. To learn more so you can start sleeping better soon, contact us today for sleep apnea therapy in Leesburg, VA.
Why Choose All Smiles Leesburg for Sleep Apnea Therapy?
- Custom-Designed Sleep Apnea Appliances
- Can Prevent Teeth Grinding & Headaches
What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleeping disorder in which breathing comes to a halt for ten seconds or longer. This cessation of breathing typically occurs multiple times throughout the night. People who struggle with sleep apnea may experience the following symptoms:
- Difficulty breathing while sleeping/gasping or choking
- Loud or obstructive snoring while sleeping
- Waking with a headache or sore throat
- Feeling excessively drowsy, both when you wake and throughout the day
- Difficulty concentrating or staying awake throughout the day
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?
The effects of sleep apnea go beyond disrupted sleep. When left untreated, sleep apnea has the potential to lead to the following conditions and disorders:
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat and increased risk of heart attack or failure
Sleep Apnea Treatment Methods
For patients with mild cases of sleep apnea, lifestyle changes may successfully help treat the condition. Some that may be recommended include:
- Losing weight
- Exercising regularly
- Limiting alcohol intake
- Quitting smoking and other forms of tobacco use
- Avoiding sleeping on back
For patients with moderate to severe cases of sleep apnea, more intensive intervention is often required. Many people find success with the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, which delivers a constant supply of air and assists with breathing while sleeping. While the CPAP machine can be incredibly beneficial, some people may not be tolerant of this method of treatment. In this circumstance, a custom sleep apnea appliance will be created for you.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy involves a patient wearing a specially-designed mouthguard to bed that slightly shifts the lower jaw forward, which opens the airway and prevents it from closing. Our dental office uses the Tap3 and DreamTap appliances, which have proven successful for countless patients while offering supreme comfort. This approach offers several advantages compared to traditional CPAP therapy, as oral appliances are easy to use, make no sound, and require almost no maintenance to last for several years.