Solving Sleep Apnea in Clinton Township
Do feel as if you stumble through the day, barely able to keep your eyes open? Have you tried every trick in the book to get a good night sleep? In that case the problem may not be what you do before bed but your breathing—or lack thereof—while you are in bed. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that pauses breathing while you sleep. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea in Clinton Township, then Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel may be able to help you have a peaceful night of sleep by simply prescribing a custom oral appliance that allows you to breathe freely.
What is the Cause of Sleep Apnea?
There are two types of sleep apnea. One is neurologically base and rather uncommon. More often than not, people are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. This happens when soft tissue around your throat and even your tongue relax and fall back while you sleep. As a result, you airway becomes blocked. As you attempt to breathe, the air that manages to escape vibrates the tissue making that all too familiar and annoying sound—loud snoring.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
Although snoring is the most common sign of sleep apnea, there are others including:
- Dry mouth and sore throat in the morning
- Frequent morning headaches
- Depression and moodiness
- Concentration troubles during the day
In addition, research has found a connection between automobile accidents and sleep apnea; people with untreated sleep apnea are more likely to be involved in an accident than those who do not have the condition.
Health Concerns and Sleep Apnea
Dentists, doctors and scientist now also agree that sleep apnea is connected to a number of bodily illnesses and diseases. High blood pressure is a particular risk. Because oxygen content in your blood is reduced during sleep apnea, your heart is forced to work harder in order to pump enough blood and oxygen to your vital organs. As a result, blood pressure rises and tends to stay elevated even during the day when you are breathing normally. Other conditions associated with sleep apnea are stroke, heart disease and diabetes.
Treating Sleep Apnea in Clinton Township
If you’ve been told that you snore loudly when you sleep, or if you have any of the other signs of sleep apnea, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Salzberg-Siegel. Simply by prescribing a custom-fitted oral appliance, she can restore your good night’s sleep. Sometimes called a snoreguard, this appliance slightly shifts your lower jaw forward in order to prevent the tissue in your throat from blocking your airway. Many people who once used a CPAP machine find this just as effective and much more comfortable.
Call Dr. Salzberg-Siegel’s office today to reserve an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. We’re happy to serve patients from Sterling Heights, Macomb, Shelby Township, and beyond. Call us at (586) 480-1609.