Sleep Apnea Treatment in Wilmington & Seaford, DE

Struggling to Get Quality Sleep? We’re Here to Help!

Quality sleep is crucial for your overall well-being. It not only keeps you physically and mentally healthy but also ensures you can stay focused during the day and avoid potential health issues. Many people face sleep problems, with over 50 million adults in the US dealing with conditions like sleep apnea. At Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, Drs. Paul E. Brown and Christopher S. Baran offer oral appliance therapy to enhance your sleep and improve your daily life.

To address sleep apnea, it’s essential to understand its symptoms. Call our Wilmington office at (302) 999-7600 or our Seaford office at (302) 536-7589 to discover how Drs. Brown and Baran can assist residents in Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton areas on the journey to better sleep.

What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

When the muscles in your throat relax excessively during sleep, it may signal obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition leads to a blockage that interrupts your breathing, causing you to wake up at night, gasping for air. 

If left untreated, sleep apnea can have negative effects on your body and mind. Unfortunately, many individuals experiencing sleep difficulties may not realize they have OSA. That’s why taking the initial step of scheduling an appointment with our experienced dentists is crucial to getting the right treatment.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

There are a variety of factors that can impact your chance of developing sleep apnea. Drs. Brown and Baran will have you undergo a sleep study to determine the exact cause of your sleep apnea for treatment. Some common causes include:

  • Tobacco and alcohol use
  • Obesity and excessive weight
  • Large neck circumference
  • Medical conditions

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause several physical and mental issues. Knowing the symptoms of the disorder is the first step to receiving the treatment you need to achieve a night of restful sleep. Common risks associated with sleep apnea include:

  • Hypertension
  • Lack of motivation
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Decreased libido
  • Heart disease
  • Anxiety

Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Many people believe that the only solution for sleep apnea involves using cumbersome and noisy CPAP machines, which force oxygen into the airway through a mask. Fortunately, at Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, our Delaware dentists offer an alternative to CPAP — oral appliance therapy

These custom-made mouthguards effectively address sleep apnea by gently repositioning your jaw forward to prevent airway collapse. Unlike CPAP, oral appliances are non-intrusive and operate silently, providing a more comfortable and quiet solution.

Additional Sleep Apnea Solutions

Making certain lifestyle changes along with professional treatment can provide the best results for reducing the severity of your sleep apnea symptoms. These can include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Participating in regular exercises
  • Reducing alcohol and tobacco intake
  • Practicing throat and mouth exercises
  • Positional therapy or special pillows

Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea

Treating sleep apnea provides many advantages to you, including:

  • Improved Quality of Sleep: Effective treatment for sleep apnea leads to more restful and uninterrupted sleep. By addressing the underlying causes, individuals experience improved sleep quality, enhancing overall well-being and daily functioning.
  • Enhanced Daytime Alertness: Treating sleep apnea helps combat daytime sleepiness and fatigue. Better sleep contributes to increased alertness during waking hours, promoting better concentration, productivity, and overall cognitive function.
  • Reduced Health Risks: Managing sleep apnea can help reduce the risk of associated health complications, such as cardiovascular issues, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Treating the condition contributes to better overall cardiovascular and metabolic health.
  • Enhanced Mood and Mental Health: Quality sleep is closely linked to emotional well-being. Addressing sleep apnea can lead to improvements in mood, reducing the likelihood of irritability, anxiety, and depression associated with chronic sleep disturbances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reclaim Your Sleep With Our Oral Appliances

Not getting the sleep you need can cause your body and mind to go haywire. That’s why it’s important to seek effective sleep apnea treatment so that you can recharge throughout the night. At Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, our team will work with you and your unique needs to develop the treatment you need with custom-made, non-intrusive oral appliances.

Achieve the restful sleep you deserve today! Schedule a consultation today by calling our Wilmington office at (302) 999-3100 or our Seaford office at (302) 536-7589. You can also fill out our convenient contact form below. We also proudly serve patients who reside in the Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton areas.