Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dentist Glen Burnie, MD
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep. In some cases, you may stop breathing hundreds of times in one sleep cycle. If you think you may have sleep apnea, contact our office for a consultation.
Sleep apnea may be caused by genetics, poor posture, allergies, enlarged tonsils, and other issues. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea. This is caused by airways in the throat and mouth collapsing during sleep. If you have obstructive sleep apnea you or your partner may notice:
- Extended pauses in breathing during sleep
- Loud snoring
- Restless sleep
- Serious daytime sleepiness
- Irritability or personality change
- Poor memory or concentration
- Weight gain
If left untreated, sleep apnea increases risks of:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Low birth weight babies
- Erectile dysfunction
- Early onset dementia
- Other serious health complications
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, contact Quarterfield Dental Arts for a consultation. Dr. Miller can provide you with effective treatment options to improve your sleep and your health.
Better Sleep with dreamTAP™
Dr. Paul Miller is pleased to provide dreamTAP™ appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The dreamTAP™ uses a Thornton Adjustable Positioner to keep the airway open during sleep.
If you have been suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, contact our office to see if dreamTAP™ can help you sleep more easily.