sleep apnea treatment

The Latest Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Are you avoiding treatment for your suspected sleep apnea in Sacramento because you’re concerned that you’ll have to undergo exhaustive testing with probes attached all over your body while someone watches you sleep? And are you even more concerned about what may happen afterwards — being prescribed a bulky, cumbersome, unattractive sleep mask? If so, New Essence can provide an alternate solution from this nightmarish dream – and one that’s even endorsed by the National Sleep Foundation. Keep reading to learn more.

Breakthrough Treatment for Sleep Apnea

One of the newest treatments for sleep apnea is an oral appliance that is similar in appearance to a protective mouth guard. They are worn while you sleep and work by moving a patient’s tongue and lower jaw forward and upward. This gentle movement increases the size of the upper airway and helps ease breathing – and reduce snoring!

Signs that You May Be Suffering from Sleep Apnea

The two most common symptoms of sleep apnea are snoring and frequent breaks or pauses in breathing while asleep. Many people are told about their snoring and cessation in breathing by a sleeping partner. But not everyone shares a bed with someone. So, what are some other signs that you should look for if you’re concerned that you may be suffering from sleep apnea? Here are the top five:

  • You wake up tired – even when you think you’ve had a full night’s sleep
  • You frequently wake up with headaches that can’t be otherwise explained
  • You have high blood pressure, or blood pressure numbers that are slowly becoming elevated over time
  • You are overweight or have an excessive amount of fatty tissue around your neck area
  • You are irritable, depressed, or experience mood swings without explanation

If you can identify with one or more of the above symptoms, there’s a very real chance that you may be suffering from sleep apnea in Sacramento.

Here’s Some Good News

The good news is that New Essence can diagnose and treat sleep apnea in the comfort of our centrally located Sacramento dentist office. Contact us today to learn more about dental appliance treatment for a better night’s sleep!

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