How Can a Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece Improve the Quality of Your Life?
Dental mouthpieces are often used to treat sleep apnea. Often, when someone cannot tolerate or use a CPAP device, a mouthpiece provides an effective alternative. When sleep apnea goes untreated, it can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease or stroke. A sleep apnea mouthpiece is custom-made. Dr. Bogrow takes an impression of the teeth and mouth. From this mold, an oral mouthpiece is made to help prevent snoring and treat sleep apnea. When used properly and consistently, a sleep apnea mouthpiece can improve your quality of sleep and the quality of your life.
An oral appliance helps you get more sleep and better sleep. These provide a great boost for your overall emotional state. When you get adequate sleep, your mind is able to process your emotions. When you suffer from a lack of sleep, you are more likely to have more negative emotional reactions and not as many positive ones. Inadequate sleep can also lead to an increased risk for developing mood disorders. A sleep apnea mouthpiece helps you get the sleep you need so you can have an improved outlook on life, be more balanced emotionally, and be better prepared to meet the challenges of each day.
Better Brain Function
When you do not get enough sleep, you may have trouble recalling details. This can add frustration on and off the job. Sleep plays a huge role in your ability to learn and remember things. Without enough sleep, focusing becomes difficult, making it more difficult to take in new information. Your brain doesn’t have the ability to properly store memories so you can recall them later. Sleep helps your brain keep up with your active lifestyle, enhances your school and job performance, and helps you stay alert when you need to.
Life can become frustrating when you don’t have the energy to do the things you need and want to do. If you enjoy sports that require a quick burst of energy like weightlifting, you may be able to get by with less sleep temporarily. But if you want to hike, bike, swim, or run, lack of sleep can deprive you of the energy needed to do the things you enjoy. Getting too little sleep not only robs you of energy, but it also hinders proper muscle repair. You may not be able to perform like you desire. Physical and mental challenges will be much harder to endure. However, when you use a sleep apnea mouthpiece and get enough sleep, your muscles can rebuild like they need to, and you’ll have better endurance to face all life’s challenges, physical and emotional. Your quality of life will greatly improve as you set yourself up for your best performance.
Ward Off Illnesses
Your immune system works to identify viruses and harmful bacteria in your body and then destroy them. This helps you stay healthy and feeling well. Ongoing lack of sleep affects how your immune system works. Your immune system reboots while you sleep. If you are not getting enough sleep, it may not be able to attack as quickly, which may mean you get sick more often. A sleep apnea mouthpiece helps you get enough sleep, so your immune system can perform up to par. Good sleep helps the immune system fight off disease and illness, so you spend more days working and playing and fewer days lying in bed trying to recover.
Contact Michigan Sleep Center
Do you suffer from sleep apnea? Does your snoring wake you up multiple times during the night? Contact Dr. Bogrow and Michigan Sleep Center to learn if you are a good candidate for a sleep apnea mouthpiece. Take our free sleep apnea assessment to see if you are at risk. Call our offices with your questions and concerns. Let us help you get a better night’s sleep and improve your quality of life.