Seasonal Changes and Sleep Apnea
With winter fast approaching, sinus congestion is sure to follow. For people suffering from sleep apnea, this can exacerbate the condition, leading to difficulties getting a complete and restful night’s sleep.
You can’t change the weather, but you can make adjustments and seek noninvasive treatments to help control the problems of snoring and nighttime breath cessation. Our Mason sleep apnea dentists offer custom made orthotic devices that can keep airways open even when congestion is present, helping ensure constant airflow without CPAP intervention and working to give you a peaceful night’s rest.
In addition to the SomnoDent appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring, our dentists may recommend lifestyle changes to minimize sleep apnea symptoms. These can include:
- Quitting smoking
- Reducing alcohol consumption
- Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet
- Getting at least three hours of moderate to advanced exercise weekly
- Getting at least one hour of mild to moderate exercise daily
Daily exercise can be as simple as a walk after dinner. If you struggle with a sweet tooth, you can even follow this evening walk with fruit or a naturally sweetened herbal tea. Little steps like this can go a long way in reducing weight and improving cardiovascular function, both of which are essential for treatment of sleep apnea. During your sleep apnea treatment period at our Mason, Ohio family dentistry practice we can provide you with individualized recommendations to help reduce symptoms and restore a healthful night’s sleep.
Our Mason sleep apnea dentists are members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and fully committed to providing our patients with the safest, least invasive, and most effective treatments available. Please use our online contact form or call us at (513) 398-4448 to schedule your consultation and learn more. We serve men and women living in Cincinnati and all surrounding areas of Ohio.