According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, an estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and only about 20 percent of those obstructive sleep apnea cases are actually diagnosed. What many people may not know about this condition is that, although it seems like a mere inconvenience, it can actually have a drastic impact on your physical and mental health. At Mind Your Mouth, we’re proud to offer customized sleep apnea treatment for South Portland, ME dental patients that doesn’t involve a cumbersome CPAP machine.
At-Home Sleep Testing
If you find yourself frequently waking up throughout the night gasping for air or feeling regularly fatigued, even after getting a full eight hours of sleep, visit our dental office to get to the bottom of what’s going on. We offer at-home sleep testing that’s a convenient, easy, and cost-effective way to find out what’s making you feel the way you do. Essentially, it’s a small breathing monitor that tracks your breath and oxygen levels throughout the night to provide a sleep technologist with enough information to assess your condition.
How We Treat Sleep Apnea
Once you’re diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, our team will take all of the information we know and use that to construct a customized treatment plan. At Mind Your Mouth, we use ProSomnus and SomnoMed oral appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea, so patients won’t need to use a noisy or uncomfortable CPAP machine. It’s a specially designed mouthguard that you’ll put on at night to help open your airways and keep you from being deprived of oxygen throughout the evening.
Take Our Sleep Apnea Quiz
As many are aware, self-diagnosing if you have sleep apnea can be quite difficult. The most obvious symptoms occur when you are fast asleep. Our provided STOP-BANG Sleep Apnea Assessment is an easy and quick way to let us know how likely you are to have the disorder. Just complete the questionnaire below, and once you have submitted your answers, our team will evaluate them and be in contact you. If we believe that you are at risk of having sleep apnea, we will invite you in for a consultation.