These are some of the words that the 22 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea use to describe how way the condition disrupts their lives. Sleep apnea is a serious disease, and when left untreated it can have real effects on an otherwise healthy adult. Keep reading to learn more about the condition and sleep apnea treatment in Canton, MI at Robinson Dental Group today.
November 27, 2015
March 20, 2015
All is quiet. The house is dark. Everyone is asleep. Everyone, that is, except you, because the person next to you is snoring to beat the band! Did you know that snoring may be a sign of a much more serious condition called sleep apnea? For the sake of your loved one’s health—and so you can get some sleep at night—come to the Robison Dental Group in Canton, MI, for sleep apnea and snoring therapy.
Sleep apnea is literally the cessation of breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the condition. In this case, soft tissue in the throat and neck, including your tongue, relax during sleep and tend to fall back and block the airway. Consequently, there is loud snoring. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Morning headaches
- Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Frequent trips to the bathroom during the night
- Daytime sleepiness and difficulty concentrating
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dr. J.D. Robison and his staff at Robison Dental Group can diagnose and treat sleep apnea, so you’ll once again be sleeping peacefully at night and avoiding a number of potentially serious health consequences ranging from high blood pressure and stroke to diabetes and depression. We will prescribe a custom-fitted intraoral appliance to wear at night. The appliance repositions your jaw in order to keep your airway open while you sleep. This appliance is simple-to-use, is easy to travel with and is a non-surgical, quiet treatment option that is proven successful for mild to moderate snoring and sleep apnea or for patients who do not tolerate CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure machine.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea and snoring therapy, call the Robison Dental Group. We proudly serve patients in Canton, MI, as well as the surrounding areas of Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, and Plymouth and beyond.
September 28, 2012
If you routinely go through your day feeling like you haven’t slept a wink, sleep apnea could be the reason why. Sleep apnea is a common but under-diagnosed condition in which patients stop breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep. As a result, patients with sleep apnea wake up periodically throughout the night to take a breath, and sometimes without even know it.
Symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
- Accidents at home, at work, or behind the wheel
But one of the most common symptoms of all is something you might never have thought of: snoring. Sleep apnea and snoring often go hand-in-hand because they’re both caused by obstructed airways. As a result, if you can treat obstructive sleep apnea, you can also treat snoring.
Effective Treatment from Robison Dental Group
If you struggle with snoring and sleep apnea, our doctors at Robison Dental Group have an effective, non-surgical therapy that can help. With a custom-made intraoral appliance, Dr. John and J.D. Robison can help you reposition your jaw, leaving your important airways open while you sleep. As a result, you can finally get the rest you deserve so you can feel great in the morning.
Do you struggle with sleep apnea? Has your partner complained about your snoring? Call our Canton dental office today to schedule your consultation appointment. Our entire team at Robison Dental Group would be happy to assess your health and recommend a treatment plan.
We serve patients from Canton, Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, and Plymouth.