Chronic sleep disorders affect more than a good night’s sleep. If you are suffering from a sleep disorder, your body has to work harder to maintain proper overall health. Excessive daytime sleepiness, depression, mood swings, learning and memory difficulties, weight gain, and headaches are all known effects of sleep disorders. Additionally, conditions such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke are all associated with sleep disorders. Among the most common sleep disorders today is Sleep Apnea. Our Seattle holistic team is pleased to offer patients solution that can almost immediately affect their daily quality of life. Get a Seattle sleep apnea treatment that will change your life!
Sleep apnea is a common and disconcerting sleep disorder where the airway closes multiple times during sleep. Airway blockage may be caused by large tonsils, a long soft palate or uvula, excessive fleshy tissues of the throat, or excessive relaxation of the tongue. (As a side note, Dr. Marder now believes that much of this airway reduction is not only structural, but has an inflammatory component. He can speak with you about issues that increase local inflammation, like foods, chemicals, airborne pollutants and pathogens, environmental toxins, etc.) When someone has sleep apnea resulting in obstruction of the airway, they cannot breathe, significantly reducing oxygen levels, disrupting sleep quality, and putting them at risk for a multitude of chronic health issues.
Because of the severity of some of the side effects, Dr. Marder is now recommending an overnight sleep screening for everyone, even children. This involves taking home one of our overnight sleep apnea screening machines (at no cost to you!), where you can sleep in the comfort of your own bed. In the morning, after returning the screening machine to our office, Dr. Marder will evaluate your results to determine whether you have sleep apnea, and if so, what treatment route is best for you.
For many with sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy can be a successful method of treatment. These appliances are prescribed by Dr. Marder, and custom-crafted to hold your lower jaw slightly forward. Your appliance will be worn during sleep to open your airway, allowing proper air flow during sleep to reduce snoring, increase oxygen to the brain and lessen the risk of other symptoms and diseases associated with sleep apnea Seattle.
The benefits of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea include:
If you experience symptoms of sleep apnea, we urge you to let Dr. Marder and our team help you start living a better quality of life today. Integrative Dentistry provides screening and treatments for snoring and sleep apnea in Seattle and the surrounding areas. Contact our practice today for your own sleep apnea consultation.
Dr. Mitch Marder is a natural dentist that offers a wide range of services that include Sleep Apnea in Seattle for the communities of Bellevue, Shoreline, Kirkland and Bothell, WA.