General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC
Many people don’t realize their dentist can help you with more than just your oral health. If you’re suffering from a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, your dentist is typically the first step on the journey to a better night’s rest. At Sokoly Dental, Thomas D. Sokoly, DDS, and the team provide excellent snoring therapy for their patients with sleep disorders. Don’t go another night with restless sleep. Book your sleep therapy visit with Sokoly Dental today by calling the Washington D.C. office or using the convenient online scheduling tool.
Snoring Therapy Q & A
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that prevents you from getting enough oxygen when you’re sleeping.
Patients with sleep apnea experience obstructions in their upper airways while they sleep, leading them to stop breathing for extended periods of time throughout the night.
These moments of breathlessness last anywhere from seconds to minutes and can occur hundreds of times every night.
What are the dangers of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea prevents your brain and body from getting enough oxygen, putting you at risk of total respiratory failure. If you don’t treat your sleep apnea, it can lead to:
- Heart failure and irregular heartbeat
- High blood pressure
Sleep apnea also affects your quality of life in more immediate ways. By preventing you from getting a good night’s rest, sleep apnea increases your drowsiness, fatigue, and irritability throughout the day.
What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
Some of the indications you might be suffering from sleep apnea include:
- Decreased energy throughout the day
- Decreased sex drive
- Headaches in the morning
- Impaired memory
- Insomnia or irregular sleep
- Loud snoring during sleep
- Mood changes
- Waking up choking or gasping for air
- Waking up with a dry or sore throat
Schedule a visit with Sokoly Dental if any of these conditions sound familiar. The team can perform a more thorough examination to determine if your symptoms are related to sleep apnea.
What is snoring therapy?
The Sokoly Dental team can help relieve your sleep apnea and give you a better night’s rest with a custom-fitted oral appliance, or mouthguard, designed to fit snugly around your teeth and gently push your lower jaw forward while you sleep.
Repositioning your mouth like this opens up space in your throat and helps to keep your upper airway unobstructed. This enables your body to take in a constant flow of oxygen while you sleep, effectively treating your sleep apnea.
Don’t suffer through another groggy day. The longer you leave your sleep apnea untreated, the more dangerous it becomes. Schedule your snoring therapy visit with Sokoly Dental today by calling the office or booking a visit online.