If you struggle with a common sleep disorder, you could have trouble starting up in the morning. From your initial period after waking through the rest of your day, your rest makes all the difference in your ability to live your life to the fullest. Two of these sleep disorders deal with the structures of the mouth and throat, and they can hold you back if you do not seek treatment. Thankfully, there is a non-surgical option to help you have a better night of rest.
At Houston SleepWell in Houston, TX, we are here to help you wake up feeling ready to take on the day, with the use of an oral appliance. For those with chronic obstructive sleep apnea, an appliance-based approach helps through the gentle repositioning of your jaw. Often, this movement forward can be enough to keep your airway open all night long. This method can also be helpful in the treatment of sleep bruxism, which is the chronic grinding of teeth overnight. Discuss all of your options with your provider, and discover the advantages of a full night of rest.
Your Nightly Grinding May Be Causing Enamel Erosion
One of the most common unconscious activities can lead to serious complications with your dentistry. When you grind your teeth overnight, this is a condition known as bruxism, and it can cause damage to your enamel. Over time, the repeated collision of your teeth can lead to the erosion of your enamel, leaving you with an unappealing look.
Protect your smile with the use of a non-surgical oral appliance, so that your teeth do not collide overnight. This slim BPA-free acrylic guard provides a soft landing spot for your jaw overnight, and this approach can help you to avoid the damage that comes with bruxism.
Preserve Your Airflow Overnight With An Oral Appliance
Chronic obstructive sleep apnea is another form of common sleep disorder that affects your ability to breathe overnight. When your throat relaxes during sleep, the tissue can block your breath, leading to a decrease in oxygen. This condition can lead to an increase in risk for heart attack and stroke, so take it seriously. An oral appliance helps by repositioning your jaw forward slightly, so that you keep breathing through the night.
Working Toward A More Peaceful Sleep With Houston SleepWell
If you find yourself tired before it is even time for lunch, it could be a sign that your sleep disorder is negatively affecting your life. Call Dr. Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, at Houston SleepWell in Houston, TX at (713)796-9600 for more information or to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to consistently have a better night of rest.