Sleep Apnea - Newburyport, MA

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Sleep Apnea Has Hidden Risks

Snoring can make nighttime challenging for the people you live with. The incessant noise may keep them awake while you’re sleeping. The wrath of sleepless housemates is not the biggest concern you have, however, if your snoring is connected to sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that affects millions of people every night. You may frequently feel tired during the day and have trouble fulfilling your commitments to work, school, and family. With obstructive sleep apnea, you don’t get prolonged, quality sleep; the soft tissues of your tongue, soft palate, and neck collapse onto your windpipe multiple times each night, blocking your airway and temporarily stopping your breathing. Not only does this deprive you of restful sleep, it can also lead to serious systemic health issues such as heart disease and stroke. The team here at Newburyport Family Dentistry can halt your sleep apnea with a mouthguard that keeps your airway open through the night—enabling you to be more energetic throughout the day!

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

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Loud, frequent snoring

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Choking or gasping for air during sleep

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Continuing daytime tiredness

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Nighttime teeth grinding

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Dry mouth or sore throat each morning

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A Customized Solution

If you’ve been positively diagnosed through a sleep apnea test, we can offer you an effective treatment that you can use at home each night to prevent your airway from becoming obstructed, the associated snoring, and the dangerous conditions that can result from these. A mouthguard can help you—and those who share your home—enjoy a good night’s sleep and more productive days. Similar to a sports accessory used by athletes, mouthguards hold your lower jaw slightly forward during sleep, keeping your soft tissues from blocking your airway. The team at our Newburyport, MA office can customize a mouthguard that will fit perfectly and hold firmly over both arches of your teeth. While you’re here, we’ll also show you how to use it correctly every night. Don’t live with the negative effects of sleep apnea any longer. Come to us for a proven solution to this common condition.

Avoid the dangers of sleep apnea and get some rest!

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