We aim to provide every patient with excellent dental care at Newman Dental. We invest in advanced technology and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in dental care to offer our patients the best possible options. We offer general, preventative, cosmetic, restorative dentistry, and more. We even provide sleep apnea treatment at our Tucson facility. We will suit your needs while ensuring you are comfortable throughout the process.

Though it isn’t always apparent initially, chronic snoring can become a severe problem for your health. For some people, the problem is more profound than snoring – it’s a sleep-breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Left untreated, snoring and sleep apnea can negatively impact cardiovascular health, sleep quality, and overall well-being. With a custom-made sleep appliance, we may be able to help you stop snoring every night and address the problems associated with sleep apnea if you have it.

Contact us today to learn how Newman Dental can help improve your smile and help you get a good night’s sleep!

When You Snore Too Much

Numerous different factors can cause snoring. In minor cases, it can simply be poor positioning while you sleep. Or, it can be caused by overrelaxed oral tissues due to excessive tiredness or the consumption of alcohol before sleeping. However, when you snore chronically, there’s likely an underlying cause, such as a discrepancy in the size or shape of specific oral tissues. These tissues can make them more likely to partially obstruct your airway when you sleep, causing you to snore every night. OSA is a condition that results from complete airway obstruction as you sleep. The obstruction is more thorough for some patients and can completely stop them from breathing while they sleep. This may cause them to wake up to clear the obstruction, interrupting their descent into deep REM sleep.

What Are the Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea?

Symptoms include snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, difficulty concentrating or problems with memory, depression, or irritability. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are concerned about your sleeping patterns, please reach out to Dr. Dirk A. Newman and his team as soon as possible so they can provide care before it becomes more serious.

What Is a Sleep Apnea Appliance?

A sleep apnea appliance is a small, comfortable device that can help treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It pushes the lower jaw forward slightly during the night to keep the airways open. The open airways can help improve restful sleep and reduce the many symptoms of OSA, such as daytime fatigue and trouble concentrating. Sleep apnea appliances are designed to be custom-fit to each patient’s mouth to ensure a comfortable sleeping experience. They’re also adjustable if you need extra help repositioning your jaw for optimal breathing. Discuss whether this treatment could benefit you if you’ve been diagnosed with OSA!

Why Might I Suddenly Develop Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is an increasingly common sleep disorder, and the lack of a single definite cause makes it difficult to pinpoint why someone might suddenly develop it. It could be linked to aging, as some age-related changes like reduced lung capacity or poor muscle tone in the throat could prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Alternatively, your lifestyle choices may play a part – for example, if you’re a smoker or consume large amounts of alcohol. Stress can also be a factor that affects your rest patterns, as can being overweight or having allergies and sinus problems. 

Find Out if a Sleep Apnea Appliance Can Help You Sleep Better in Tucson, AZ

The biggest problems with snoring and sleep apnea are that you may not realize you have a problem. To look into how a custom-designed appliance can help you sleep better, schedule a consultation for sleep apnea by calling Dr. Newman’s dental office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439.

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