Many people may not realize they suffer from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. And, the more we age, the more likely we are to struggle with sleep apnea—it is estimated that approximately 26% of adults between the ages of 30-70 experience obstructive sleep apnea. Furthermore, the prevalence of sleep apnea increases with age; 67% of elderly men and 54% of elderly women may suffer from this problem.
At Palermo Village Dental, we have an opportunity to approach Dentistry differently in the management of sleep apnea. We manage sleep issues and snoring solutions with holistic and science-based methods to help you get a better sleep.
Palermo Village Dental has your solution. We want you to have a good night’s sleep.
Find Out if You Have Sleep Apnea
Signs & Symptoms
You may have noticed some of your sleep apnea symptoms, but many times it is a sleeping partner who will notice first.
Signs you may suffer from sleep apnea include:
- Gasping, choking, or periods of apnea (cessation of breathing)
- Repeatedly waking up throughout the night
- Feeling unrested despite sleeping a full night
- Dry mouth
- Morning headaches
- Absence of dreams
- General fatigue throughout the day
- Decreased libido
- Symptoms of depression
- Frequent nocturnal urination
Some lifestyle changes may be possible to help you sleep better at night. Your sleep clinic dentist will be able to recommend any changes that could help improve your sleeping habits.
At Palermo Village Dental, we offer many treatments to help you sleep comfortably and restfully thourhgout the night.
The continuous positive airwar pressure device (CPAP) helps to open the throat to reduce snoring and increase breathing throughout the night. The CPAP is a face mask that is worn throughout the night that provides positive air flow to keep the airways open while you sleep.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliances are an alternative sleep aid to the CPAP machine. There are many different types of oral appliances available that look similar to a mouthguard athletes wear while playing sports. These appliances promote the opening of the airway to provide a better night’s sleep.
The Solea Sleep laser can treat palatal snoring, the cause for snoring in about 80% of people who snore. Solea uses a specific wavelength, tightening collagen fibres in the soft palate tissue using a laser in one 5-minute session. Tightening the tissue helps to open the airway and reduce vibrations from snoring.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition where a person has disturbed sleep during the night from snoring, stopping breathing, or both.
How do I Know if I Have Sleep Apnea?
Many people are unaware they have sleep apnea symptoms until a sleeping partner points it out. If you have regularly broken sleep, or you feel regularly fatigued, you may suffer from sleep apnea.
Are Sleep Studies Uncomfortable?
Sleep studies have evolved with thanks to new technologies. Sleep studies are much more comfortable than they ever have bee. You may be required to wear a dental mandibular positioning device (similar to a mouthguard) or a finger monitor ring.
Which Treatment Should I Choose?
The sleep apnea treatment that works best for you will be recommended by your sleep clinic dentist. If you find your sleep apnea solution isn’t working for you, we may recommend different treatments.
Are the Treatments Uncomfortable?
There may be an adjustment period as you get used to your sleep apnea solution. Many people find success with these devices and experience improved sleep and less restlessness as a result.
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Where to Park?
There’s plenty of free parking on-site at our location on the western corner of Dundas and Old Bronte Road.
- Suite #290, 2525 Old Bronte Rd.
- Oakville, ON L6M 4J2
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM*
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Note: *Friday appointments are by appointment only