There are very few things more frustrating than a bad night’s sleep. Sleeping gives your brain a chance to recharge and your body to rest, and when that is interrupted, it can be extremely disappointing. Waking up groggy or irritable, louder-than-normal snoring, and sleepiness throughout the day are a only a few symptoms that you are suffering from sleep apnea. Luckily, Drs. Robert and Chris Long are ready and able to help with your sleep apnea woes!
There are many things that can agitate sleep apnea, like smoking, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, and eating a large meal right before you go to bed. However, if you are able to identify a specific reason why you do not sleep well, you may have sleep apnea. The most common type of sleep apnea is OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea. This is where your breathing is compromised while you sleep. Your breathing pauses during the night for several seconds at a time, and can happen more than 25 times in a night! With this type of sleep apnea, the snoring one may experience can be quite excessive and boisterous. This causes severe exhaustion, high blood pressure, lack of concentration, and much more.
Drs. Long helps his patients with their sleep apnea by offering their patients the SomnoDent. This wonderful appliance is able to help you get a better night’s rest, and is custom made to fit your mouth, and your mouth only. It works by repositioning your jaw, propelling it forward as to open your airflow. SomnoDent also reduces any collapsibility, making sure that you sleep soundly throughout the night. There are also things you can do to help with your sleep apnea, like going to bed at the same time every night, making the room as dark as possible, and exercising on a daily basis.
If you have any questions on how Drs. Long can help with your sleep apnea, make an appointment at our Midlothia, TX office, and we will be glad to help you get a full night’s rest!
At Long Family Dental, we provide quality general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services in Cleburne and Midlothian. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment. Dr. Bob Long and Dr. Chris Long are here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.