Getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of everyone’s life. If you have a restless night how do you feel the next day? Tired? Unproductive? Crabby? Maybe a combination of of these?
Many people deal with disrupted sleep caused by sleep apnea. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine reports that at least 25 million adults in the United States suffer from sleep apnea. If you think this could be you, know you’re not alone. Also, remember that there are multiple solutions.
Peggy’s Sleep Apnea Story and Solution
During a routine dental checkup a simple conversation about sleep wellness turned into a life altering solution for Peggy. She shared a letter with us outlining her experience. Peggy’s situation is representative of many others. Know there is a solution if struggle to get a good night’s sleep.
I would wake my husband up with my snoring at night, and I woke up frequently with headaches. I never felt rested when it was time to get up. My brother and sister both have sleep apnea, and my sister really pushed me to have a sleep study done. I was very hesitant because I did NOT want to wear a CPAP, but I finally went in to have a sleep study done and found out I had moderate sleep apnea. During the sleep study, they tried several different masks on me with a CPAP machine, and it just confirmed I did not want to wear a CPAP.
Shortly after I had the sleep study done, I had a routine dentist appointment, and they asked me about how I slept. I was so glad they did! Dr. Vadnais talked to me about an oral appliances that would bring my jaw forward to keep my airway open when I sleep. I was so relieved. Haley walked me through the process of getting the appliance.
Once I got the appliance, they did testing to see where the appliance would be in optimal position, and we slowly advanced the lower guard over couple months to get my jaw into that position. I was used to sleeping with a mouth guard, but this was different. It did take some time to get used to. At first my teeth ached a little bit and my jaw was a tender but I was not snoring. So I kept going until the appliance was set in the optimal position. It didn’t take long and my jaw and teeth achiness subsided, and I got used to having the appliance in my mouth at night.
I am so grateful to Dr. Vadnais and Haley for helping me get my sleep appliance. I am sleeping so much better than I ever did before. I wake up feeling rested, and I don’t worry about waking my husband up with my snoring any more.
Peggy’s story is all too common. Don’t suffer night after night with restless sleep. There is a solution. Perhaps you know that you have sleep apnea and tried a CPAP machine and mask, but that wasn’t for you. Or maybe you’ve avoided looking into options. A dental oral appliance could be the perfect solution for you.
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