Atlanta Sleep Treatment Services
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical term for what happens when you stop breathing while you sleep. Snoring, gasping for air, waking up to go to the bathroom, and constantly feeling tired are common symptoms. Sleep physicians commonly prescribe a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine for patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Studies suggest up to 50% of patients either stop using their CPAP machine or never bother to get fitted for it. They quit for a variety of reasons, but mostly because the machine is bulky and uncomfortable. That’s where the sleep dentists join the team.
The easiest and most comfortable way to alleviate sleep apnea ailments is with a custom designed, night-worn mouthpiece made specifically to fit your needs called an Oral Appliance.
Oral appliance therapy treats sleep apnea and non-apnea snoring by shifting your lower jaw forward very slightly while you sleep, allowing you to breath more consistently, so your body can help you get the sleep you need.
- 50-70 million US adults have some type of sleep disorder
- 37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month
Treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring can help you feel like a new person! You will find that your symptoms and quality of life improve dramatically when you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly. You will sleep better, have more energy and begin to eat better, lose weight, and feel sharper throughout the day. Your bed partner will thank you too!
Want To Lose Weight? Grab An Oral Appliance.
It’s a fact: having sleep apnea can contribute to gaining weight and make it more difficult to lose weight. Higher levels of Ghrelin, AKA the “hunger hormone” have been found to correlate to sleep apnea. Treating your sleep apnea and increasing the quality of your sleep will help prevent you from overeating, making it easier to reach your fitness goals!
Sleep apnea, if left untreated, leads to:
“Insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic” -CDC
Certified Healthy Start Provider
The Healthy Start System has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child’s teeth. As these areas develop, many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear. When kids can breathe properly, they can begin to learn, grow, and blossom into their true genetic potential.
Take the HealthyStart™ online assessment or contact us today for more information on how she can help your child achieve their full potential.