Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person repeatedly starts and stops breathing during sleep. When this occurs, the brain is triggered to wake the person up briefly so they can take a breath. Sometimes this occurs so fast the person does not register having woken up. Other symptoms that could indicate the condition include loud snoring, dry mouth, insomnia, daytime drowsiness, irritability, headaches, anxiety, depression, memory loss, and high blood pressure.
Table Mountain Dental and our sleep experts screen each new dental patient as a courtesy for signs of a sleep disorder because often times the signs of sleep apnea manifest itself in the mouth. We offer home sleep tests for those patients who are interested in exploring their sleep concerns further and team up with medical doctors for the diagnosing and treating of sleep apnea. Offering a variety of appliance therapies, you can feel confident that our sleep experts at Table Mountain Dental will help you achieve a quality night's sleep. Better sleep, better life.