Are you dozing off during daytime duties? Has snoring driven your partner down the hall? Do you wake up with a mouth drier than the Sonoran Desert? You might have sleep apnea.
A sound slumber can be yours with Smiles by Hanna in Gilbert. We offer CPAP alternatives that are proven sleep apnea treatments. We are committed to making your life better forty winks at a time.
Without proper rest, your body runs out of steam and you suffer from exhaustion and mood swings. Simple tasks like driving become challenging. Having a serious sleep affliction can turn you into a zombie and can even risk your long term health, relationships and life. Falling and staying asleep regularly can bring you back to the land of the living.
This dangerous disorder robs you of sleep by interrupting your breathing. One minute you’re breathing. The next minute you’re not. Scary, right?
Three types of this condition can deprive you of your much needed sleep:
With any of these conditions breathing is much more difficult and snoring is very likely. Your breathing is disrupted and your brain sounds off a wake-up call, which wakes you up in time to catch your breath. Then there is commonly snorts and gasps as your body fights to get enough oxygen to try to fall asleep again. This scenario can happen hundreds of times a night. Sleep deprivation from this condition is a certainty.
When’s the last time you woke up feeling like you could accomplish just about anything? Getting enough sleep is key to leading a productive life. If this type of disorder is hijacking the quality of your sleep, there are options.
1. Adaptive Servo-ventilation (ASV). This machine monitors nocturnal breathing. Unlike the steady pressure produced by the CPAP, the ASV offers adjustable pressure. If breathing is disturbed, this machine’s pressure prompts you to breathe normally. Central and complex sleep apnea sufferers are best aided with this method.
2. Airway Pressure Machines. There are a few types of these breathing instruments.
3. Oral Appliance Therapy. Wearing this removable device prevents airway obstructions. Proper breathing can resume. Immediate results come from this easy-to-use mouth guard. A ticket to the land of nod awaits.
4. Oxygen Therapy. Hypoxemia occurs when OSA depletes oxygen levels during the night. Supplemental oxygen may be used to fight such effects. While beneficial, oxygen does not combat other apnea symptoms. If there’s a throat blockade, none of this helpful gas will ever make it to your lungs.
5. Treat an Underlying Condition. Breathing difficulties may end when heart complications, brain problems or neuromuscular disorders are remedied.
There is a vast amount of information on this topic and it’s normal to feel paralyzed by all of your questions and the information you’re finding.
What treatment can yield the best results? Where should you go for more information? Who can be trusted? We understand that sleep disorders can be soul crushing. Options can seem endless when all you want is relief. The good news is that scheduling a no-obligation consultation can be the first step to your recovery.
Dr. Mansoor has a thorough grasp of the entire facial region and is a highly trained expert when it comes to understand, diagnosing and resolving oral sleep apnea issues. You don’t even need to have had a sleep study done. The doctor will perform an oral sleep apnea examination and look for any and all clues that your teeth, mouth and neck provide. Then she’ll explain her findings in an easy to understand way and you can discuss your options.
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Hang that ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door. Get ready for a snoozefest – the good kind! When you control your sleep apnea, you can get:
A sleep disorder is about as sexy as it sounds. This issue can kill romance, dividing even the happiest of couples. OSA has been linked to erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels in men and fatigue and disinterest in women.Reignite that flame you thought was out for good. Enjoy a healthy physical relationship with your intimate partner once the Sandman returns.
Clarity increases. You can focus easier. Anxiety goes away. Your mood is elevated. Everything looks a bit brighter. If you’ve struggled with depression, solving sleep troubles can really make a difference.
Your blood can now get the oxygen it needs. Carbon dioxide levels decrease. Your heart is no longer as stressed.Nighttime and morning headaches become few and far between. Your immune system gets a boost. Getting enough rest gives your body a renewed sense of vitality.
Even though you’re tired, getting more z’s isn’t always the answer. Opening up a blocked airway can make less time under the covers feel like more. Deep slumber is now achievable. Wake up feeling truly refreshed.
Controlling sleep apnea can prevent blood sugar spikes, insulin resistance and glucose-related problems. If you are prediabetic, you may be spared altogether. If you live with Type 2 diabetes, you can manage it better. You may even be able to reverse Type 2 diabetes.
Quit pleading with the snooze button for five more minutes. Forget the fog that’s clouded your life. Drop daytime drowsiness. Get more work done. Spend quality time with loved ones. Stop napping and start living!
When sleep is repeatedly disrupted, you run a greater risk of compromising your health. Untreated sleep apnea makes you an easy target for a stroke, heart problems, Type 2 diabetes and even certain forms of cancer.
Dodge the grim reaper by getting enough shuteye. Besides being healthier, better sleep can give you an edge at the wheel. Some 100,000 vehicle accidents are caused each year by drowsy drivers.
Dark circles under your eyes fade away. Facial puffiness is reduced. Your metabolism is promoted. Weight loss is easier. Hormones level out.
OSA can cause dozens of disturbances each hour. These episodes can happen every single night. When treatment begins, you can hit the sack knowing you will fall asleep.
Absolutely! However, using one or more of these methods requires dedication and consistency. Keep in mind: these approaches are geared for mild cases. DIY methods can work much better when used alongside a professional treatment.
YES! Although confirmed cases of this exact cause of death are slim, they indeed happen. What’s more common is the thousands of deaths caused from sleep apnea-related conditions. Seeking treatment could actually save your life.
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If you think you may have any type of disorder preventing you from sleeping soundly, get a professional opinion. There could be other factors in play. Prescriptions, altitude sickness and medical conditions could be causing breathing difficulty.
Dr. Mansoor will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical exam. She may discuss having a sleep study done or move forward with a diagnosis.
You don’t have to worry anymore. Once this condition is on your radar, you can plan for treatment.
No! Without doing anything towards bettering your health, OSA won’t just disappear. If you’re serious about wanting to doze off, seek professional treatment.
There is no known cure. However, maintaining a healthy weight can be the best way to achieve long-term sleep apnea relief.
Once you’re cleared as a candidate for getting this type of treatment, digital impressions are made of your mouth. A model is built based on these impressions.
The model is then used to create your appliance off-site. You’ll come back for a final fitting. Dr. Mansoor will make adjustments to ensure your comfort.
You’ll be shown how to use your device. Care and cleaning tips will be given too. Feel free to ask questions if you have concerns.
These devices are customized just for you, so prices typically vary. The average cost of a custom-fitted mandibular advancement device is roughly anywhere from $1,500 to $2,300-plus.
We do offer an in-office discount plan and a payment plan through CareCredit.
There are many red flags that can warn of this type of disorder.
These helpful devices are innovations of modern dentistry and sleep science.
Virtually anyone could develop this disorder, but certain factors put some people at greater risk. Take note if you:
Most insurance plans will cover oral appliances when needed to treat sleep apnea. But all carriers are different and update policies regularly. You may want to check with your provider about the type of coverage offered.
Smiles by Hanna happily accepts insurance.