No one can underestimate the power and benefits of a restful night’s sleep. When we sleep, our body is able to rest and our brains are able to recharge itself to prepare for the next day’s adventures. Unfortunately, having the opportunity to have the recommended amount of sleep each night is few and far between for some, and can be detrimental on many levels. Many people suffer from sleep apnea, prohibiting them from being as coherent and restful and they would like. Thankfully, Dr. Donald M. Marks and Dr. John A. Martin are able to give their patients the blissful rest they have been wanting by offering sleep apnea therapy.
Many people may not know this, but suffering from sleep apnea goes beyond being tired throughout the day. When your sleep is interrupted on a regular basis, it puts you at a higher risk for high blood pressure, memory loss, stroke, heart attack, and much more. You may be at risk for sleep apnea if you are of advanced age, having nasal congestion, smoke, have a family history, and so on. It is important to be aware of your symptoms in order to properly diagnose you and give you the proper treatment.
When someone suffers from sleep apnea, their breathing stops for up to ten seconds at a time due to airway collapse, and this can occur between 5-30 times in a single night. The way that Dr. Marks and Dr. Martin are able to help you with your sleep apnea is by supplying you with an oral appliance. This appliance opens up your airway by projecting your jaw slightly forward and repositioning your tongue. By wearing this while you sleep, you are able to get a peaceful rest and wake up feeling rejuvenated. If you want our doctors to help you with your sleep apnea, make an appointment at our office today!
Call our State College dental office for an appointment. We are able to take care of whatever general, cosmetic, or restorative dental need you may have! We serve patients from Park Forest Village, Spring Mills, Centre Hall, Huntingdon, Altoona, Penns Valley, Boalsburg, Lemont, Bellefonte, Lewiston, Philipsburg, Port Matilda, University Park, Pleasant Gap, and Hollidaysburg.