Dental Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Redmond, WA
Sleep apnea is serious condition where someone’s breathing is blocked while they sleep causing them to wake up several times at night, maybe without them even knowing it. Symptoms can include; tiredness, high blood pressure, irritability. If you feel like you have these issues, it would be a good idea to consult with a sleep medicine doctor. Once diagnosed with sleep apnea, patients are usually fitted with a CPAP machine to treat the problem. Some people have a very hard time getting used to sleeping with this devise.
For those who cannot use the CPAP, the next best option is an oral devise made here in our office. It moves the lower jaw forward which helps open the airway and thus improve breathing.