A good night’s sleep is incredibly crucial for your health. In fact, it is almost as vital as eating a balanced diet and exercising. While sleep needs differ from one person to another, adults need quality sleep of 7 to 9 hours per night, yet about 35% of Americans barely get enough sleep. Among those facing sleep deprivation are sleep apnea patients, who feel as if they only had 4 hours of sleep even after being in bed for 8 hours plus!
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep condition that needs urgent treatment; otherwise, it can throw your health into disarray. At Star Care Dental in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, we have been helping sleep apnea patients live decent lives for many years. Book an appointment with Dr. Hema Nair, and sleep apnea relief will be around the corner.
This is a sleep-disordered breathing condition where the patient doesn’t breathe properly when sleeping. If you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the structures at the back of the throat collapse while sleeping, wholly or partially blocking your airway. Since the body doesn’t receive a sufficient amount of oxygen, sleep apnea is likely to put you at risk of health conditions like:
While most people assume sleep apnea is just chronic snoring, it’s way more severe than that. If left untreated, sleep apnea can wreak havoc on your overall health, putting you one step closer to an early grave.
If you visit a medical practitioner for sleep apnea treatment, they are likely to administer a CPAP — a device that keeps your airway open by providing a constant stream of air through a mask. While CPAPs are highly effective in treating sleep apnea, many patients can’t tolerate them due to discomfort, claustrophobia, noise, and bulkiness.
At Star Care Dental, Dr. Nair uses oral appliance therapy for patients who can’t tolerate CPAPs. We give you a custom-made dental device that you slip into your mouth while sleeping. This device repositions your lower jaw and prevents soft tissues at the back of your throat from collapsing, keeping your airway open throughout your sleep.
Dr. Nair is dedicated to providing her patients with the finest possible care. She earned her dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry and her general practice residency at St. Joseph Hospital.
She continues to take over 200 hours of continuing education courses annually to offer the best treatment to her patients. According to Mainline magazine, Dr. Nair has continuously been selected as a Top Dentist in her region by her colleagues.
Dr. Nair ensures that her patients' trust is always in the best of hands, regardless of their concerns.