Improve Your Sleep Quality With an Oral Appliance

18 MILLION Up to 18 million people in the U.S. have sleep apnea, with up to 4 million suffering from severe sleep apnea. Source.
Doctors often recommend CPAP therapy for sleep apnea, yet 50 percent of CPAP users give up on their treatment. Wearing a mask while you sleep can be uncomfortable and irritating. That’s assuming you aren’t bothered by air pushing into your mouth or nose or by the sound of the machine.

As a comfortable alternative, we can design a custom-fitted oral appliance that you wear while you sleep. It shifts the position of your jaw slightly to keep your airway open. This allows you to:

  • Avoid wearing a mask
  • Not have your sleep disturbed by a noisy CPAP
  • Get the deep, healthy sleep you deserve
  • Stop snoring

Treat Sleep Apnea Symptoms for a Happier Life

When you have obstructive sleep apnea, your airway closes as you fall asleep. When it’s completely blocked, your body wakes you up (although you may not remember it). This can happen dozens of times every hour. Each time, your sleep cycle starts over. This means you don’t get the deep sleep you need to feel rejuvenated in the morning.

As your airway closes, it also makes your snoring louder. That’s why your significant other can’t get any sleep either. Along with chronic snoring and relationship problems, this disorder can also cause:

  • Dry mouth and sore throat in the mornings
  • Daily fatigue
  • Mood swings, irritability, and depression
  • Weight gain
  • Lapses in memory and concentration
  • Problems staying alert behind the wheel

Men, people who are overweight, and people over 40 years old have a higher risk of sleep apnea. However, it can affect anyone regardless of gender, weight, or age. Sleep apnea also has been linked to teeth grinding. We can help with that, too.

Call Kirchner Dental today at 812-913-6093 for an appointment or schedule online. Our sleep apnea treatment in Jeffersonville, IN has helped countless patients enjoy better rest and health. It can help you too!