Sleep Apnea

Call To Restore Restful Sleep

  • Get relief without CPAP or surgery
  • Improve your overall health
  • Snore less or not at all
Find Relief Here for Your Fredericksburg Sleep Apnea

Find Relief Here for Your Fredericksburg Sleep Apnea

You don’t have to suffer with the classic symptoms of sleep apnea. If you wake up groggy and exhausted and feel foggy and unproductive during your workday, we encourage you to seek help for sleep apnea in Fredericksburg. Dr. Lloyd Moss, Jr. is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He and our team can use a custom-made sleep apnea appliance that will help you:

  • Enjoy deep, restful sleep that your body needs
  • Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day
  • Be more productive at work
  • Snore less or not at all
  • Reduce feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Be more friendly and less grouchy with those around you
  • Lessen your risk of conditions associated with sleep disorders, including high blood pressure
  • Feel better in general

Call Moss Family Dentistry today at 540-732-7374 to schedule a consultation.

Sleep Better & Feel Better by Treating Your Sleep Disorder

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when your tongue and the soft tissues in the back of your throat collapse and repeatedly block your airway while sleeping. This cuts off your oxygen supply, causing your brain to wake you up long enough to take in more air before you drift back to sleep. This cycle can repeat itself dozens of times per hour, usually without any knowledge it is happening.

Sleep apnea not only interferes with your ability to get quality sleep, it can also contribute to other health concerns. Studies have linked the sleep disorder to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression. Getting help for OSA now can improve how you feel and also your overall quality of life.

Dr. Lloyd Moss Jr. and our team can help alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms without a CPAP machine, which can be difficult for some patients to use. We work with a local physician, who can get you properly diagnosed with sleep apnea. Then, we can make a mandibular advancement device for you to wear in your mouth while sleeping. It will:

  • Gently move your lower jaw forward to keep your airway open
  • Provide better airflow, leading to higher quality sleep and more alertness during the day
  • Work without the mask or noise of a CPAP
  • Not dry out your mouth the way a CPAP can

You’ll also snore less or not at all, as snoring is caused by air passing over those soft tissues in your throat. Both you and your bed partner will be thankful that you got help for your OSA symptoms. Perhaps best of all, your treatment will go a long way toward improving your overall health. You’ll reduce your risks for several major health concerns. This will not only improve your quality of life, but may also prolong your life.

Call Moss Family Dentistry today at 540-732-7374 if you think you could be suffering from sleep apnea in Fredericksburg. Or talk to us about your sleep issues at your next dental cleaning and exam. You can also request an appointment online.

 

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea
What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition caused when your airway becomes obstructed while you sleep. This usually occurs when your tongue or other soft tissue in your mouth temporarily relaxes. This causes frequent interruptions in your breathing that make it nearly impossible for you – and often your household – to get a good night’s rest.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition because it interrupts critical airflow while sleeping. It can leave you feeling lethargic during the day and interfere with your work productivity and your personal life. In addition, sleep apnea has been linked to several serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression.

How is sleep apnea treated?

If you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, our practice will take impressions and have a custom-fit sleep apnea appliance made for you to wear while sleeping. It will gently move your lower jaw forward to help keep your airway open. It can even reduce snoring. You’ll sleep better, feel better, and improve your overall health.