It starts with a complaint. “You SNORE.” Then your snoring sends your loved ones away to seek peace in other less comfortable locations in the house so they can try to sleep. Your snoring has now affected everyone in the house, but it’s not just keeping them awake at night. It’s likely keeping you awake, and you might not even know it.
Sleep apnea could cost you and everyone around you a healthier night’s sleep. Dr. Eike can help by providing sleep apnea treatment at our Neenah, WI dentist office.
Sleep Apnea Causes More Trouble Than Making You Tired
Sleep apnea is caused by the closing of the soft tissue in the back of your mouth. While you try to sleep, this soft tissue can collapse, blocking your airway and causing interruptions in your breathing. This causes you to wake up frequently and snore loudly.
When you wake up in the morning, even if time tells you you’ve “slept” all night, you may still feel fatigued. You could also be dealing with continual headaches, forgetfulness, a lack of focus, and irritability.
Sometimes, patients are all too aware of their nightly disruptions. If you’ve been tossing and turning, dealing with insomnia, or are experiencing any of the other daily symptoms listed above, Dr. Eike wants to see you ASAP to determine if you’re dealing with sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea can also lead to major health issues, including heart problems, diabetes, and strokes, which is why it’s so important to contact us right away.
Sleep apnea treatment can help you and your family get a better night’s rest and also help you avoid some of the more serious health effects of the condition.
Preventing Sleep Apnea From Affecting Your Family
You can benefit yourself and those you care about by dealing with sleep apnea. It’s difficult to be effective during morning meetings when you’re exhausted or have a nasty headache. Sleep apnea may also cause you to snore throughout the night, preventing your wife, husband, or partner from doing their best work at their job.
If you’re a parent, your kids may not be able to sleep because you’re up and down all night. And if you haven’t had a decent night’s rest, you can’t be at your best to take care of them and get them ready for school the next day.
Sleep Apnea Treatment From Dr. Eike & Smile Creations
Following a full oral exam, Dr. Eike will contact your general practitioner. You could be taking certain medications that are causing your symptoms. Together, they will work to determine if you are suffering from sleep apnea. If you are, Dr. Eike will work with you to put a sleep apnea treatment plan into place so you can rest easy.
Believe it or not, a comfortable, customized mouthguard can be the answer to all of your problems.
How A Mouthguard Can Save The Day (And Each Night)
Using digital X-rays (which are far safer than traditional X-rays), Dr. Eike will create an impression of your mouth. This impression will be sent to a lab, where your mouthguard will be created to fit perfectly in your mouth.
You will wear this customized mouthguard at night. It comfortably shifts your tongue and jaw into the proper place so you can breathe easier while you sleep. This not only prevents the serious health issues we discussed above, but quiets your snoring so everyone in the house can rest easier as well.
Sleep Apnea Comfort, Care & Follow-Ups
Dr. Eike and our caring, considerate staff will make sure your sleep apnea treatment is beneficial and that you’re happy with our service. Though these exams and procedures we’ve discussed are completely painless, we do offer nitrous oxide to help calm your nerves if you suffer from dental anxiety. It’s important to us that you feel completely comfortable in our chair and receive the dental attention you deserve.
Once you have your mouthguard, Dr. Eike will always be happy to answer any questions you have. If your mouthguard should ever feel uncomfortable, contact Dr. Eike right away. You should also contact Dr. Eike and Smile Creations promptly if you continue to experience symptoms of sleep apnea.
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