Sleep plays a pivotal role in our overall health, yet its quality is often compromised by conditions we might not be aware of. One such condition, sleep apnea, is more than just an inconvenience — it is a significant health concern that requires attention and care. At Nelson & Page Dental P.C., we merge our dental expertise with a deep understanding of sleep disorders, offering insights and treatments that can transform your nighttime rest. These include:
Understanding Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a prevalent but often overlooked sleep disorder characterized by frequent interruptions in breathing during sleep. These pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur 30 or more times per hour. The disorder can lead to fragmented sleep and low blood oxygen levels, posing significant health risks if left untreated.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
Several symptoms might indicate the presence of sleep apnea. Some of the most common signs include:
- Loud snoring
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Daytime fatigue and sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating during the day
- Morning headaches
- Irritability or mood changes
If you or a loved one have these symptoms, it is essential to seek a medical evaluation.
Sleep Apnea Treatment at Nelson & Page Dental P.C.
Our dentists and team in Worland, Wyoming, prioritize your wellbeing, which extends beyond just dental care. We offer specialized treatments for sleep apnea to ensure our patients enjoy a restful night’s sleep. One of the primary treatments we provide is the creation of custom oral appliances. These devices are designed to adjust the position of your lower jaw and tongue to keep the airway open, providing an effective and comfortable alternative to traditional CPAP machines.
Take the Next Step
If you suspect you have sleep apnea or have been diagnosed and are looking for treatment options, we are here to help. Contact us today at 307-347-2544 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim Nelson, Dr. David Page, Dr. Brandon Galovich or Dr. Leslie Basse, and explore how we can assist you in achieving better, uninterrupted sleep.