Sleep apnea is condition that causes infrequent shallow breaths and pauses in breathing during sleep.
Patients with sleep apnea suffer from disturbances in breathing while sleeping. Each cessation of breath is called an apnea and may last up to 40 seconds before alerting the brain to wake the patient enough to change positions so they can breathe again. In fact, many people have no knowledge of their sleep apnea symptoms until a spouse or sleeping partner informs them.
Patients with sleep apnea symptoms often misinterpret these indications as fatigue since they rarely get a good night's sleep. Sleep apnea symptoms may include:
- Difficulty concentrating or forgetfulness
- Daytime sleepiness
- Dry mouth
- Night sweats
- Sudden awakenings accompanied by a feeling of choking or gasping
- Sore throat
- Morning headaches
Norton Dental Barrie regularly treats sleep apnea patients and provides customized oral appliances for successful sleep apnea treatment. We specialize in snoring appliances and sleep apnea devices to help stabilize the lower jaw and tongue to allow air to flow freely so you can breathe normally and sleep without being disturbed.
Our sleep apnea appliance provides successful sleep apnea treatment that may also be used to treat TMJ disorders. Our team of specialists regularly seek continuing education and advanced training to provide our patients with the highest level of care possible. We use the latest proven techniques to provide relief for patients suffering from snoring and sleep apnea. Call (705) 718-8395 to book your sleep apnea consult today.