Sleep apnea is a widespread sleep disorder that can be detrimental to your overall health. If you’re among the 1 in 5 people who live with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your lungs aren’t getting enough oxygen when you sleep because your airways (throat, sinuses, and nostrils) are inflamed. Even in less severe cases, sleep apnea can cause constant drowsiness and weight gain, but in moderate to severe cases, OSA can increase the risk of serious illnesses, including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, mental health disorders, and heart disease.
It’s highly likely that you or someone you love has obstructive sleep apnea. In fact, 90 percent of the 22 million Americans estimated to suffer from sleep apnea remain undiagnosed. Getting an accurate diagnosis and treatment for OSA can eliminate chronic diseases and remove the need for medication.
The good news is Dr. Wilmer is highly trained in treating obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Wilmer works with your physician and a sleep doctor to obtain a sleep test, study the results, and collectively come up with the best treatment plan for you based on the type of apnea you have.
Dr. Wilmer and her team offer custom-fabricated dental sleep apnea devices that are worn at night, similar to nightguards, that opens your airway and therefore allow the body to get the oxygen it needs. Additionally, we offer Nightlase, a non-surgical laser therapy that opens your airway, allowing you to sleep better at night and function better when you’re awake!
The results? A good night’s sleep. Lower blood pressure. Decreased cancer risk. Fewer medications. The happier and healthier you that you’re supposed to be.
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Your good night’s sleep is waiting! Book an appointment today and we’ll help you get back to better sleep habits.