Sleep Apnea

Suffering from Snoring and Sleepless Nights?

If your partner has been complaining that you snore heavily during sleep, you may actually be suffering from a serious condition called sleep apnea.

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are not receiving the sleep that their body needs to function properly. You should protect your health by watching out for the warning signs of sleep apnea, including:

  • Snoring, gasping, or choking during sleep.
  • Sudden awakenings during the night.
  • Daytime sleepiness.
  • Feeling unrefreshed when you wake up.
  • Waking up with headaches, dry mouth, or dry throat.

Sleep apnea should not be taken lightly, because it can be associated with all kinds of health problems from memory loss to strokes. Individuals with sleep apnea are more susceptible to cavities, infections, depression, and weight gain.

We believe our patients deserve safe and restful sleep. Dr. Brett Farnham, Dr. Kirby Fuerst, and Dr. Erin Fuerst provide effective sleep apnea treatments that will allow you to sleep through the night and breathe easily again!

Oral Appliances to Alleviate Sleep Apnea

One of the most convenient and successful ways to reduce the threat of sleep apnea is oral appliance therapy. We design custom-fit appliances that keep the airway wide open during sleep. These appliances are similar to sports mouthguards, and they are easy to wear, care for, and transport.

Your customized sleep apnea mouthguard should be worn during sleep. It will prevent the tongue and soft tissues from blocking the throat, so you will be able to breathe freely. Your airway won’t narrow or collapse, so you can avoid snoring and sleeping interruptions.

Visit Dental Designs for a Sleep Apnea Evaluation

If snoring or daily exhaustion has been affecting your life, don’t hesitate to call our office and schedule a sleep apnea evaluation. Dr. Brett Farnham, Dr. Kirby Fuerst, and Dr. Erin Fuerst have the expertise to help you determine if sleep apnea is the problem and if there is a simple solution available to you. Call our office to schedule your appointment today!