Don't Let Sleep Apnea Keep You Awake at Night

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When the sun rises, do you feel exhausted? Are you simply not getting adequate sleep every night to meet your body’s needs? Feeling groggy and falling asleep during the day can negatively impact your lifestyle, job performance, and happiness. Sleep apnea can keep you awake at night, but you have treatment options to help overcome the problem.

Stop letting sleep apnea keep you awake at night! Dr. Hal Kussick at Dental@888 General and Aesthetic Dentistry in Seattle, WA can help you get a restful night's sleep by addressing your sleep apnea problem. You have options!

Sleep apnea treatment options

Lack of sleep strains your mind and body. Insufficient sleep leads to heart problems, mood changes, fatigue, hypertension, memory loss, depression, weight gain, and other physical issues. Luckily, there are successful sleep apnea treatments.

  • Airway surgeries, such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or maxillofacial surgery

  • CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)

  • Dental treatment options, such as Silent Nite® devices

Understanding sleep apnea

If you suffer from sleep apnea, when going to bed at night and falling asleep, your breathing is interrupted as your jaw and tongue slip back, closing off your airway. Your breathing can become obstructed hundreds of times a night.

With sleep apnea, you’ll never fully sink into a deep and relaxing sleep because every time you start to fall asleep and relax, your airway becomes obstructed, and your body jerks awake. In many cases, you might not even remember waking up, or you are jarred halfway awake. Either way, your quality of sleep takes a serious hit, and your overall health can become compromised.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Excessively loud snoring

  • Stopping of breathing during sleep

  • Gasping while asleep

  • Morning headache

  • Dry mouth

  • Fatigue

  • Daytime sleepiness

  • Moodiness

  • Trouble staying awake during the day

  • Insomnia

How snoring treatments help sleep apnea

Dr. Kussick at Dental@888 General and Aesthetic Dentistry in Seattle, WA treats sleep apnea with an oral appliance referred to as Silent Nite. The custom-designed device is tailored to fit your mouth. You wear it at night in much the same way that an athlete wears a mouth guard. The device keeps your airway open by pulling your jaw forward while protecting your teeth.

Fitting a Silent Nite oral appliance involves an examination of your jaw, tongue, teeth, and airway. Dr. Kussick will conduct digital x-rays at his Seattle, WA practice. The device is designed at an online high-tech dental laboratory.

After the creation of your custom oral appliance, you’ll need to return to the Seattle, WA office for a follow-up appointment where Dr. Kussick and his staff will adjust the device to ensure that it fits comfortably and works effectively at night while you sleep.

Schedule a consultation for sleep apnea treatment in Seattle, WA

Are you ready to get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed? If so, it’s time to address your sleep apnea problems. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hal Kussick at Dental@888 General and Aesthetic Dentistry in Seattle, WA to discuss the Silent Nite oral appliance and discover if it might help ease your sleep apnea problems. Dr. Kussick and his staff will perform an examination to determine if the oral appliance is the right choice for your particular needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.