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Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment

Posted on November 27th, 2015

Sleep ApneaDo you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be one of many Houston residents suffering from sleep apnea. Dr. Dassani wants you to know you are not alone, there is a solution, and wants to help you get the restful sleep you deserve. Read on to learn about what sleep apnea is and how we can treat it. If you have any questions, our team at Dassani Dentistry is happy to answer them. Feel free to give us a call!

Sleep Apnea and Your Health

Getting restful sleep every night is a crucial part of your daily health. Although snoring may seem harmless, it is actually an indication that your breathing is obstructed, and may be a sign of sleep apnea. However, it’s important to note that if you snore occasionally, it does not necessarily mean that you have sleep apnea. If the soft tissues of the mouth and throat become too relaxed (this happens involuntarily), they can form an obstruction and restrict airflow. The result is snoring, difficulty breathing at night, frequent urination during the night, and poor quality of sleep. Some research has even shown that sleep apnea increases the risk of heart attack.

The Solution

If you suspect you might have sleep apnea, Dassani Dentistry recommends a visit to Dr. Dassani. Most importantly, don’t give up on a good night’s sleep! The most common treatments available include:

  • CPAP Machines: Through the use of a face mask worn during sleep, continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) is applied to keep the airway unobstructed. Although some Houston residents find this treatment to be effective, others have a difficult time sleeping with a bulky mask on.
  • Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT): If you are looking for a solution that doesn’t require a cumbersome machine, Dr. Dassani can fit you with a special device that shifts the jaw slightly forward, opening the airway, and allowing for peaceful sleep.

If you would like to find out more about oral appliance therapy or come in for a free consultation, give us a call at Dassani Dentistry. We can help you get your “zzzzz’s” back!

Sources

http://www.yourlunghealth.org/lung_disease/sleep_apnea/facts/

http://www.bodylogicmd.com/for-men/sleep-apnea

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-apnea/treating-sleep-apnea/myth-fact

About Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!

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