Sleep Apnea and Snoring Edmonton AB

Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Are you suffering from sleep apnea in the Edmonton area? Headaches, fatigue, daytime drowsiness, restless sleep, dry mouth when you wake up, or frequent trips to the bathroom at night are all symptoms that may be related to Sleep Apnea. Today’s Dental can help by offering state of the art sleep apnea therapy devices from ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. Avoid the complications of dealing with large, bulky sleep apnea machines such as CPAP. The experts at Today’s Dental in Edmonton can help you get the rest – and the oxygen – your body needs by setting you up with a life-changing device from ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. Plus, this award-winning device is incredibly strong, while also offering a profile so slim and comfortable, you may forget you are wearing it.

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What is Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that involves repeated breathing interruptions during sleep. These interruptions can occur hundreds of times each night and may be the result of brain malfunctions. During normal breathing, air passes through the nose, past the flexible structures in the back of the throat, including the soft palate, uvula and tongue. When a person is awake, the muscles hold this airway open. When they are asleep, these muscles relax and the airway usually stays open. Sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway and airflow are blocked, causing the oxygen levels to drop in both in the brain and the blood, resulting in shallow breathing or breathing pauses during sleep.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs as a result of a partial or fully blocked airway passage in the throat. Certain factors may put certain people at risk for developing sleep apnea, which include:

  • Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Family history
  • Nasal congestion
  • Throat and tongue muscles that are more relaxed than normal

Adults over the age of 60 may be more at risk of developing sleep apnea because the aging process may limit the brain’s ability to keep the throat muscles stiff during sleep. Heavy use of alcohol or sedatives may also contribute to sleep apnea because these substances may relax the muscles of the throat.

How do you find out if you have sleep apnea?

We screen each patient that we see for a comprehensive examination or during their hygiene appointment. If our screening shows that you might be at risk, we arrange a Level 3 Home Sleep Test with a sleep centre. The Sleep Centre will give you portable equipment that you take home for the test. They teach you how to hook up the equipment to yourself and you sleep in your own bed. You return the equipment back to the Sleep Centre and they send us a report of your sleep test. If the results indicate Moderate to Severe Sleep Apnea as diagnosed by a Sleep Specialist Physician, then the ideal treatment would be a CPAP machine. For Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea, an oral device may be an option. This device positions your jaw down and forward to help open up your airway, so you can breathe better while sleeping.

Why ProSomnus Sleep Technologies?

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We use the MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device to treat Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea. We prefer to use the MicrO2 because we use a Physiologic method to determine the ideal jaw position for maximum comfort and minimum side effects. We use Ultra Low Frequency TENS device to relax the muscles of the jaw and the TMJ joint so the jaw position in the MicrO2 device is comfortable.

ProSomnus Sleep Technologies uses the pinpoint accuracy of digital impressions and the precision of CAD/CAM milling to create the sleekest, longest-lasting, most accurately fitting appliance available in one little strong, comfortable, biocompatible, functional package.

  • Breathe easy without masks, hoses, or forced air
  • Enjoy more room in your mouth with our unique, lingual-free design
  • Slip it on without confusing and uncomfortable moving parts
  • Relax with our easy-to-adjust design
  • Admire the crystal clarity and stain resistance
  • Stay healthy with ProSomnus biocompatible material

Complications of Untreated Sleep Apnea

There have been scientific studies done that show a link between untreated Sleep Apnea and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Diabetes, Cardiovascular problems, Increased Cancer risk due to decreased oxygen levels (hypoxia) as a result of Sleep Disordered Breathing.

Contact Today’s Dental to obtain more information about Sleep Apnea and MicrO2. We can help you get the rest – and the oxygen – your body needs by providing a custom-made, physiologically positioned MicrO2 Device.

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