Sleep Apnea Specialist

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Livonia Family Smiles

Family Dentistry located in Livonia, MI

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things that you can do for your health. Unfortunately for those with sleep apnea, getting a restful night’s sleep can be difficult. Aziza Askari, DMD, MAGD, and the team at Livonia Family Smiles in Livonia, Michigan, are skilled at helping their patients get the relief that they need. To learn more, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment.

Sleep Apnea Q & A

What is sleep apnea?

During sleep, your body has time to rest and recharge, preparing you for the coming day. It is incredibly important for your health and well-being. While many people may be able to fall asleep and stay asleep easily, those with sleep apnea are not so lucky. Sleep apnea can interfere with your night’s sleep and leave you feeling tired and groggy the following day. 

Sleep apnea is a condition that interrupts your breathing while you sleep. A person with sleep apnea stops breathing frequently and may have breathing pauses that last a minute or more. As you can imagine, this makes it extremely hard to get a good night’s sleep. The team at Livonia Family Smiles has experience helping their patients breathe normally and rest peacefully. 

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

There are many signs and symptoms that a person may have sleep apnea. These include:

  • Breathing interruptions during sleep
  • Snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Waking up gasping during sleep
  • Sleepiness during the day
  • Forgetfulness
  • Restless sleep
  • Dry mouth upon waking

Sleep apnea occurs more often in men than in women. In addition, being overweight or over the age of 40 can increase your chances of developing sleep apnea. While sleep apnea occurs in adults more often, children can also develop the disorder. 

If you suspect that you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea, seek professional help. Treatments are available that can alleviate your snoring and help you get a peaceful night’s sleep. 

What are the treatments for sleep apnea?

There are many treatments available for sleep apnea. Livonia Family Smiles has experience creating a removable oral insert, or mouthpiece, that is worn at night. This device can help to keep your airway open and clear during sleep

 By doing so, it can help to prevent the breathing interruptions that are characteristic of sleep apnea. In addition, it can have the added benefit of relieving your snoring, something that your partner is sure to appreciate. 

To learn more about sleep apnea and how you can get the relief that you need, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment.