Who Can Benefit From a Dental Device for Sleep Apnea?

Jan 27, 2023
Who Can Benefit From a Dental Device for Sleep Apnea?
People with sleep apnea may be able to benefit from a specialized overnight dental device. Are you a good candidate? Read to learn more.

Sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to start and stop breathing frequently while you sleep,  affects many adults in the United States. Being deprived of air and fresh oxygen during the night negatively impacts you in many ways, including disrupting your good night’s rest.

At NY Metro Sleep, twice board-certified sleep medicine specialist Dr. Rajendra M. Rampersaud offers interventions that can help with your sleep apnea. Consult with Dr. Rampersaud at our location in the Bronx, New York City, New York, and discover if an overnight dental device could improve your quality of life.

Understanding the impacts of sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is the root cause of a number of troublesome symptoms. If you’re waking up in the night due to quick periods when you stop breathing, you’re likely to feel tired during the day, and when you wake up, you don’t feel rested at all. You may also wake feeling short of breath.

In addition, sleep apnea can cause uncomfortable issues like night sweats and morning headaches. You might feel mentally slow or sluggish during the day. Some people even find that sexual dysfunction issues in their lives are ultimately a result of sleep apnea! Don’t dismiss just how much, and how negatively, sleep apnea can impact your life.

Dental devices for sleep apnea

Sleep apnea involves the passage between your mouth and your lungs, known as your airway. That’s why snoring is often an indicator of sleep apnea.

One way to address sleep apnea is to use assistive oral devices to hold your airway open as you sleep. Your provider at NY Metro Sleep can fit you for a specialized dental device for sleep apnea. Your customized dental device is comfortable, letting you rest tranquilly throughout the night.

Patients of all ages with sleep apnea can benefit from an overnight dental device. You should look into a dental device if you often feel tired, snore loudly, and are carrying some extra pounds. At NY Metro Sleep, we also offer other effective treatment options for sleep apnea.

Helping you rest comfortably

The value of a good night’s sleep for your overall health and wellness is substantial. Dr. Rampersaud and the team at NY Metro Sleep understand how important your sleep quality is. That’s why we carefully diagnose and treat our patients who are suffering with sleep apnea.

In order to get your diagnosis and sleep quality improvement plan, you may need to participate in sleep studies. Your provider at NY Metro Sleep reviews your symptoms, asks you questions about your lifestyle, and checks on your physical health history.

In addition to a custom dental device for sleep apnea, your sleep apnea treatment plan could include medically supported weight loss or positional therapy to change pressure on your airway as you sleep. 

You may also benefit from a device to provide overnight continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. In severe cases, surgery may be needed to create a more open airway.

Contact Dr. Rampersaud and the sleep medicine experts at NY Metro Sleep for effective, compassionate sleep apnea treatment and support. You deserve all of the benefits of regular, high-quality rest at night. To get started with the diagnosis and treatment process, schedule your appointment at NY Metro Sleep over the phone today, or request an appointment online.