Sound Sleep is Necessary for Good Health and a Long Life
Your body needs proper rest each day to stay healthy. Just like food and water, sleep is essential to let your body revitalize itself for the next day’s activities.
Particularly your heart takes on the stresses from a day’s events. Restful sleep lets this organ decompress to relieve it of all the strain and stress placed on it. Your brain also functions better when you have a good night’s rest. Age-related diseases will be slowed down, and being well-rested can help to curb the onset of diabetes, hypertension, and memory loss. Poor quality of sleep has also been linked to heart attacks, strokes, and even death in some circumstances.
What Snoring Can Mean About the Quality of Your Sleep
Snoring is more than a disturbance to your partner while trying to sleep. It can mean you are suffering from a breathing disorder known as sleep apnea. This means there is an intermittent obstruction of air into and out of the lungs. As you do not get sufficient oxygen for a prolonged period of time, sleep apnea can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. It can even result in premature death.
Not feeling rested in the morning has other negative effects that increase stress hormones and can lead to depression. Your memory and functioning of the brain will also be diminished.
We can resolve the problem with an oral appliance that will stop your snoring and restore even, continual breathing throughout your sleep. Both you and your mate will be happier and healthier when you start having a good night’s sleep every night.
An Easier Solution to the Problem of Sleep Apnea
If you have been suffering from sleep apnea for a prolonged period of time, you may have been provided with a CPAP device by your medical doctor. This device entails using a mask that fits over your mouth and nose, while a machine gives a continuous flow of air into your lungs. Although it solves the problem of insufficient oxygen while sleeping, it creates another one. This device is cumbersome and uncomfortable to wear for hours. As a result, most patients stop using it, and the condition returns.
We offer an alternative device in an oral appliance. The Respire Blue Series™ or TAP™ (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) resembles a mouthguard and will be placed over your upper and lower teeth. It works by realigning the position of your tongue and jaw to keep your airway open for sufficient and continual flow of air. It is a small, acrylic device that is easy to place in the mouth and take out, quick to clean, and light to pack when traveling. And most importantly, it has been successful to relieve this condition in most patients.
Snoring and sleep apnea don’t have to fill your nights. Give us a call today at (212) 752-1163 for a no cost/no obligation consultation.