Sellwood-Moreland and Portland OR
If you are searching for a comfortable, yet effective way to treat your snoring, then you have come to the right place. No more cumbersome, noisy CPAP machine! We can now treat sleep apnea with the Micro2 sleep appliance, relief without the hassle.
What is obstructive sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the airway becomes blocked or restricted due to enlarged soft tissue in the throat or by the throat collapsing while sleeping. This often occurs as a result of the lower falling backward during sleep, causing the airway to collapse. When an OSA episode occurs, a person will snore or gasp loudly in their sleep, jostling them awake. These episodes may occur a few times an hour, to hundreds of times a night. Not only does OSA disrupt your sleep leaving you feeling fatigued throughout the day, but it also puts a strain on your heart and body, increasing your risk developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Out with the old, and in with the new
Gone are the days of treating sleep apnea with a CPAP (continuous positive airflow pressure) machine, which forces air into the airway by way of a mask worn over the mouth and nose. The machine, although effective, is noisy and makes traveling for overnight stays bothersome. Now, we can treat OSA with an expertly designed sleep appliance that gently holds the lower jaw into proper positioning while relieving the airway restriction.
Benefits of the Micro2 sleep appliance include:
- Comfortable design
- Precise fit, yet durable
- No moving parts
- Maintains open airway
- Quiet and easy to wear
- Easily adjusts
If you suffer from OSA or are experiencing symptoms such as excessive daytime fatigue, mood swings, trouble focusing, or lack of libido, consider an airway evaluation by the dentist at Whole Health Dentistry. We can put an end to your fatigue by helping you sleep better. Do not ignore your sleep apnea, as it will only cause further harm to your health. Relief is simple with the Micro2 sleep appliance.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Whole Health Dentistry today by calling (503) 462-1538.
Whole Health Dentistry is here to serve patients in the Oregon communities of Sellwood-Moreland and Portland.