Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician. We recommend that you talk to our doctor, as well as your doctor, if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea. Common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
- Personality changes and irritability
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Awakening with a very dry or sore throat
- Frequent morning headaches
For a safe, comfortable and convenient way to address your sleep apnea, Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers the Silent Nite® appliance. The Silent Nite appliance is easy to wear and will help you get the restful night’s sleep that you need. Dr. Grant Brough will use our cone beam CT X-Ray machine to accurately map your airway to create an appliance designed specifically for you. The appliance will move your jaw forward while you sleep, helping you to breathe; and in some cases, it can replace the use of a bulky and uncomfortable CPAP machine. While the outer shell is made of tough material, the inner part is soft and will not irritate your teeth or gums. If you would like to find out more about using Silent Nite to treat your sleep apnea in Layton, Utah, contact our office at 801.773.5285 for an appointment,