You Need Restful Sleep to Stay Healthy
Restful sleep is very important to good health. It is as vital as air, food, and water. It helps to regenerate a good energy level on a daily basis. Your heart in particular takes on the effects of stress throughout your waking hours. When you finally rest with deep sleep, the heart muscle decompresses to ease its burden of stressful tension. Overall, sleep should regenerate all the organs in your body and slow the rate of development of age-related diseases. It helps to lessen the onset of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and memory loss.
Poor-quality sleep, or worse the lack of sleep, will place excessive strain on your heart muscle. Strokes, heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, and even death have been attributed to sleep disorders.
Snoring Can Indicate a Serious Health Concern
Snoring can be a sign of more serious health problems. Often it is associated with sleep apnea, which is an obstruction in the air passage to and from the lungs. Lack of or minimal oxygen leads to high blood pressure, a key risk factor in the onset of heart disease or stroke. Insufficient or poor-quality sleep also affects the functioning of your brain and often leads to depression.
Sleep apnea can be severe or mild. We provide an oral appliance that subsides the snoring and prevents the associated risks. You will be pleased with the quality of life it brings for you and your partner.
Our Alternative to CPAP
CPAP is a device used to treat sleep apnea. The acronym is short for Continuous Positive Air Pressure. This machine provides a flow of air into the patient’s nose or mouth while sleeping. Although it solves the breathing problem, it presents another problem as many patients find it very uncomfortable to wear and therefore stop wearing it.
If you are frustrated with this bulky, uncomfortable mask, Dr. Kava can provide a custom oral appliance such as SomnoDentTM. These acrylic devices are similar to an orthodontic retainer in appearance, but work to realign your jaw and tongue to keep your airway passage open while you sleep. It works well, giving you a restful night. It is a cinch to insert or take out and clean, and convenient to take along when traveling. Let us relieve you of this health problem, and add to your daily energy level. Why suffer any longer?
Dr. Rick Kava's Sioux City Dental
2930 Hamilton Blvd., Upper F Suite 101
Sioux City, IA 51104