Sleep Apnea Diagnosis inAvalon, NJ

 
 
Man Covering his Eye - Sleep Apnea Disorder in Avalon, NJ
 
A good night's sleep can dramatically change your day. But for some individuals, sleep disorders prevent them from achieving that restful night's sleep. In the case of the estimated 18 million Americans with sleep apnea, a patient may even experience health and safety risks while asleep.

At Sunshine Dentistry, we can diagnose and help treat your sleep apnea to ensure you get a full eight hours each night.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by periods of time during sleep when the patient stops breathing. In extreme cases, these breathing pauses can last for minutes, or they may occur as often as 30 times an hour.
These breathing pauses happen when the airway becomes blocked as you sleep. Airway blockage can occur for a number of reasons, including excessive tonsil tissue and obesity.
 
What Are the Signs of Sleep Apnea?

If you know that you have trouble getting high-quality sleep, you may want to look for the signs of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea sufferers often report experiencing the following:
 
  • Difficulty falling asleep, including insomnia
 
  • Dry mouth after waking up
 
  • Feelings of lethargy
 
  • Frequent sleepiness during the day
 
  • Morning headaches
 
  • Snoring
 
To diagnose sleep apnea, our dental team will examine your mouth and ask questions about your sleep habits to identify less common symptoms.

How Can Sunshine Dentistry Help?

Treatment for your sleep apnea depends on the severity of the disorder. For many patients, a simple dental appliance similar to a mouthguard provides enough repositioning to allow healthy sleep. Other patients may need to use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system and make other behavioral changes.
When you come to Sunshine Dentistry, our expert team can evaluate your symptoms and medical history to find solutions that work for you.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We serve patients through Cape May County, including Avalon, NJ.