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If you’re someone who has questions about sleep apnea, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Ryser and Shamo, are happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for! The more you know, the better. So, to help you, they would like to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about sleep apnea in Taylorsville, Utah, which are:

Q: What is sleep apnea?
A: Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that involves breathing interruptions as you sleep. In fact, you repeatedly stop and start breathing, which makes this disorder potentially dangerous.

Q: What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
A: Some common symptoms include loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, feeling tired after a full night’s sleep, insomnia, nightmares, sleep deprivation, moodiness, headaches, fatigue and more.

Q: How can my dentist treat my sleep apnea?
A: Your dentist can help you by prescribing a special oral appliance. This appliance is like a sports mouthguard, but instead of protecting the teeth from blows to the face, it positions the jaw in the proper position to keep the airway open as you sleep.

Q: What are other treatments for sleep apnea?
A: In addition to using an oral appliance as well as a CPAP machine prescribed to you from your doctor, you can also try losing weight, quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, avoiding sleeping pills, avoiding sedatives before bed, exercising regularly, avoiding caffeine and heavy meals before bed, and maintaining regular sleep hours.

Call Aspire Surgical today at 801-261-2444 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!