Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects roughly 20 million Americans every single night, robbing them of their much needed rest as well as their mental and physical health. Thankfully, our dental office is able to offer a simple and proven solution in the form of oral appliance therapy. All a patient has to do is wear a custom-made mouthguard to bed, and this will allow them to breathe normally and wake up feeling full of energy. Do you think you’re struggling with sleep apnea? If so, give us a call today for sleep apnea treatment in Copperas Cove, TX.
When a person has sleep apnea, they briefly but frequently stop breathing throughout the night. This is usually caused by the soft tissues in the airway overrelaxing and collapsing together, cutting off oxygen flow. As a result, the body partially wakes up to restore normal breathing. This constantly disrupts the sleep cycle and prevents someone from entering the deeper, more restorative stages of sleep. As a result, a person wakes up feeling like they haven’t slept at all.