Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Headaches, TMJ Pain Dentistry Bergen County NJ
Dr. John Sousa has the highest level of accreditation and expertise in treating difficult Sleep Apnea/Snoring patients. He has been an active member of the prestigious American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for over 15 years. His knowledge and expertise in combining cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic procedures with the treatment of sleep disorders, are a free consultation away. Dr. Sousa and his dedicated Team want to welcome you to a truly comprehensive sleep practice. Come ask us what we can do for you!
The sound of snoring occurs when the airway collapses and the muscles fail to maintain their normal function. Snoring is a warning sign that normal breathing is not taking place. For 20 million Americans, the ability to maintain regular breathing during sleep is difficult.
Adults with moderate to severe levels of snoring need to know that it may really be the first sign of a more serious disorder called “obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)”. In the past decade, obstructive sleep apnea has become widely recognized as a serious problem with life-threatening complications. Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke and increased mortality. The cost of sleep-related motor vehicle accidents has been estimated to be $50 billion per year.
Symptoms/complaints of snoring and sleep apnea are:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Dry mouth & throat
- Memory loss
- Morning headaches
- Inability to concentrate
- Reduced sex drive
Oral appliances are made to wear during sleep, which gently move the lower jaw forward causing an opening of the airway. Research has shown that oral appliances are very effective as a conservative treatment – especially as an alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or surgery. Appliances are light and easy to wear. In only a few weeks, most patients are comfortable.
If you have any of these symptoms or are one of the many sleep disorder patients who are frustrated with CPAP and/or choose not to have surgery. Please contact us at 201 945-1094 – we can help. Your health is your most precious possession!
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