February 15, 2015
Uncontrollable and disruptive snoring keeping you up at night? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that reduces or pauses breathing as you sleep. Although the severity of sleep apnea can vary from person to person, untreated sleep apnea can cause: high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, daytime sleepiness with difficulty maintaining concentration, and cognitive interference. Tolerating these symptoms can have a devastating effect on your quality of life and productivity. Dr. Banda can provide immediate and non-invasive sleep apnea treatment with oral appliance therapy. Make your sleep apnea consultation appointment with Cranbrook Dental Care today. Cranbrook Dental Care delivers quality family dental care daily throughout metro Detroit, MI, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks, Birmingham, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea diminishes breath flow and interrupts sleep patterns. There are three types of sleep apnea: central apnea, obstructive apnea, and a mixture of the two. Central sleep apnea is characterized by a central nervous system failure to activate breathing muscles during sleep, whereas obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by airway collapse during sleep.
Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
- Loud snoring
- Choking or gasping for air
- Insomnia or restlessness
- Daytime fatigue
- Unfulfilling sleep
- Frequent napping
- Irritability and confusion
- Moodiness or depression
- Sexual dysfunction
The most common form of sleep apnea treatment is CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure). CPAP requires an air machine and a mask to be worn during sleep. However, many patients find CPAP treatment to be impractical because of the many possible side effects including: nasal congestion, bloating, dry skin, runny nose, and claustrophobia. That’s why Dr. Banda offers sleep apnea treatment using oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances look similar to athletic mouthguards. They work by gently moving the jaw and tongue forward and the palate up during sleep. This motion prevents the closure of your airway to control your sleep apnea symptoms. Oral appliance therapy is the least invasive form of sleep apnea treatment, and is most effective for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda today to get the custom oral appliance you need to relive your sleep apnea and snoring symptoms. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout metro Detroit, MI, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks, Birmingham, and nearby areas.
April 24, 2014
When you don’t get enough sleep at night, you can feel tired, stressed out, and moody the next day. If you feel this way often enough, you may see declines in your overall health and wellbeing.
For some, there’s an easy fix to these symptoms. Maybe you just need to go bed earlier and at a more consistent time each night. In other cases, though, the fix may involve the diagnosis and treatment of a common but under-diagnosed condition known as sleep apnea.
Patients who struggle with sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 seconds or more throughout the night. As a result, the brain to send out a signal waking the patient up to take a breath.
Not every patient wakes up completely, though, which is why some patients don’t even know they are struggling with it. If you haven’t been diagnosed with sleep apnea but think you’re struggling with it, here’s a symptom to watch out for: snoring.
Often, the cause of a patient’s snoring and the cause of a patient’s sleep apnea go back to the same thing: obstruction from the tongue or lower jaw. Thankfully, there’s treatment for both at Dr. Banda’s office in Bloomfield Hills. A custom-made oral appliance from Cranbrook Dental Care will reposition your tongue and lower jaw while you sleep so that air passes through without anything stopping it. As a result, you can sleep better at night, and without snoring.
Are you worried that you might be struggling with sleep apnea? Call Cranbrook Dental Care in Bloomfield Hills to find out how Dr. Banda can help. We’re happy to offer care for sleep apnea and snoring to patients from Clarkston, Troy, Royal Oak, Birmingham, and the entire metropolitan Detroit area.