Seek Relief For Sleep Apnea in San Antonio
The effects of sleep apnea don’t have to control your life. If you’re tired of rolling out of bed exhausted and groggy or waking up with a headache, then get your San Antonio sleep apnea under control with help from Miner Dental. Using a custom sleep guard, our sleep apnea patients now enjoy better rest and feel less fatigued during the day. Other benefits of Dr. Miner’s treatment include:Dr. Philip Miner on sleep apnea Read Transcript
Sleep apnea and the treatment, and understanding of sleep apnea is changing drastically. What we are finding are there’s some very, very serious health problems that are associated with people that we used to think just snored. Now we have more specific ways of measuring and diagnosing that, and there are some oral appliance means that can treat that very effectively. So, it’s basically an adjunct or even an option, and there’s even a whole different treatment to treat through the dental office than necessarily going on a CPAP machine.
When treating sleep apnea patients, basically we have an option of different oral appliances that we can utilize. Not everyone needs these same type of appliances. There are some that are fairly simple, relatively inexpensive, and then there’s some that are a bit more sophisticated.
For the more sophistic cases with people with diagnosed sleep apnea, we typically will work in conjunction with an MD to provide the best of care there.
The one thing that we know for sure: every human has to have some sleep, and when your sleep is interrupted, there’s some very serious medical conditions that arise.
We, in dentistry, have a very unique ability to see a number of patients on a regular basis. We can treat some of these issues, and as conservatively as possible.
What we find is that all members of the family household are much happier when the snoring situation is addressed, when the oral appliance is there, and the patients are just healthier. They breathe better. They’re more … they perform better at work. They perform better on the weekends for fun. It’s a very positive change in the way dentistry’s practiced.
- Better focus and improved productivity at work.
- Fewer feelings of depression.
- Reduced risk of health problems like heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes.
- Less noisy snoring to disturb your bed partner’s sleep.
Sleep & Live Better With Sleep Apnea Treatment
An episode of sleep apnea occurs when your airway becomes temporarily blocked while sleeping. However, a custom night guard from Miner Dental can immediately improve your quality of sleep. It will fit comfortably in your mouth and move your lower jaw slightly forward. This action will help keep your airway open and allow you to take normal breaths.
In addition, your night guard will also reduce or entirely eliminate the noisy snoring that often accompanies this sleep disorder. You’ll sleep better and your bed partner may even thank you!
Learn More About This Sleep Disturbance
Obstructive sleep apnea can wreak havoc on your life. It can leave you exhausted during the day and reduce your performance at work. Plus, it has been linked to serious health problems like strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Many people suffer from this sleep disturbance without realizing it’s what is causing their symptoms.
It is normal for your tongue and other soft tissues in your throat to relax during sleep. However, when these tissues drop down too far, they can obstruct your airway and prevent you from breathing normally.
Each time this happens, your brain will signal your body to wake up and take in more oxygen. After a few normal breaths, you drift off to sleep once more. This cycle can repeat itself dozens of time per hour – or hundreds of times throughout the night – in sufferers of severe sleep apnea. Most of the time, you never even realize these disturbances are happening.
A Professionally Made Night Guard Can Help
If you suspect you’re experiencing sleep apnea symptoms, Dr. Miner can help. He’ll examine you and, if needed, work with a trusted local physician to order a sleep test. If you have symptoms related to this sleep disorder, your custom night guard can help you get the sleep you need. For moderate to severe sleep apnea, a physician’s prescription will allow us to make an even more sophisticated oral appliance to give you relief.