Silent Nite Sleep Appliance in Birmingham, AL
If your partner complains about your excessive snoring, we can help.
The solution may be as simple as a customized Silent Nite sleep appliance at our Birmingham dental office that reduces snoring, so you and your partner can both get a good night’s sleep.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a potentially severe sleep condition that causes patients to stop breathing while they sleep. Left untreated, patients with this condition often snore loudly and have reduced quality of sleep. Consistently poor sleep coupled with interrupted breathing can impact your body's supply of oxygen, which, in turn, can harm your health and well-being.
Sleep apnea is a widespread sleep disorder that can affect anyone, even children. It happens when your upper airway is blocked over and over while you rest, reducing or stopping airflow altogether. Better known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this condition could affect a patient by blocking their breathing hundreds of times without realizing it. Central sleep apnea occurs when there is a problem with the brain sending breathing signals, while mixed sleep apnea is a combination of both.
Without treatment, this sleep condition can diminish your quality of life and even have serious health consequences, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, and sudden death.
If you (or your partner) think your snoring may be a sign of something more, give Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry a call immediately.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Constant loud snoring
- Gasping during your sleep
- Fatigue and drowsiness throughout the day
- Headaches and dry mouth in the morning
- Unusual irritability
- Limited attention span
- Frequent nighttime urination
- High blood pressure
- Sweating during sleep
- Waking at night feeling confused
At Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we work closely with patients to get them the sleep they deserve.
About Sleep Appliances
Please don’t feel embarrassed or self-conscious if you snore. Snoring is a widespread problem that affects both genders and people of all ages. In fact, The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 37 million people snore regularly.
When you sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in your throat relax and collapse, shrinking the size of your airway and causing you to breathe more forcefully. This, in turn, causes the soft palate to vibrate, creating the noisy breathing we call snoring.
Silent Nite is an oral appliance that fits comfortably over the upper and lower teeth. It has a soft inner layer that rests against your teeth and a hard outer layer that resists breakage. Silent Nite is made using impressions of your teeth, so it conforms comfortably to the shape of your teeth.
The device has patented slide link connectors that position your lower jaw slightly forward, which increases the size of the opening of your airway and reduces the vibration that causes snoring.
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Birmingham, AL
If you would like to learn more about the Silent Nite sleep appliance at our Birmingham, AL dental office, please give us a call to schedule an appointment or click the image below to read the brochure!
We will work together to find a solution that is most appropriate for your needs.