Sleep apnea is the second most common sleep disorder in America, affecting about 20 million people each night. When a person has sleep apnea, they briefly stop breathing while they sleep, causing the body to panic and partially wake up over and over again. This can leave a person exhausted and even elevate their blood pressure to dangerous levels.
At Woodcreek Family Dental, we can help people struggling with sleep apnea by prescribing a custom-made oral appliance. This small mouthguard helps keep the airway open so a patient can get the restful sleep they deserve.