Sleep Apnea might be more common than you’d expect. Nearly 18 million Americans, or 1 in 15, struggle with the disorder. Many who have sleep apnea are unaware of the symptoms, even once they wake up. As such, it’s often caught by others before individuals can put the pieces together. The severity of sleep apnea hinges largely on the duration of each episode, meaning, the longer that someone’s breathing is obstructed or halted, the more dangerous the condition can become.
Luckily, regardless of the severity, there is a relatively new and very effective treatment option for those with sleep apnea. Quality Dental Care is proud to provide the Moses treatment for those around Omaha, NE. Our highly experienced team delivers quality care and superior service to each of our patients. Read on to learn more about how the Moses treatment can help mitigate the dangers of sleep apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Explained
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea, caused by a partial or total blockage of the upper airway. The average apnea, meaning, “without breath”, lasts 20 to 40 seconds. This type of sleep apnea is often accompanied with snoring, and can go decades undiagnosed, because the person having apneas is rarely aware of them upon waking up.
Some people can have OSA temporarily. If you’re dealing with tonsillitis, congestion, or swollen tonsils, it’s not uncommon to see infrequent signs of sleep apnea that fade over time. But many people deal with it routinely and consistently, and it’s in these cases especially that it’s important to seek some form of treatment.
Moses Sleep Apnea Treatment With Quality Dental Care
The Moses is an innovated variety of oral-appliance therapy. It is known to be the most effective oral airway dilator available for the use of treating sleep apnea. The device can facilitate reflexes that change the location of the tongue, which can in turn allow for better airflow. In addition, the Moses device also reduces elevator muscle activity, and decreases clenching and bruxism.
The Moses appliance is designed for optimal comfort while you wear it each night. With the device in, you can talk, drink water, and close your lips while you sleep. These benefits are not possible with other kinds of treatments, making Moses the most comfortable option for those with sleep apnea.
Seeking Sleep Apnea Treatment?
If you’re seeking a form of sleep apnea treatment, come on into our Omaha office to see if Moses is a good fit for you. You can call us at 402.431.8844 to schedule a free consultation. You can also contact us here.