Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Treat Sleep Disorders In Fargo

Sleep apnea affects your breathing during sleep. Breathing can become very shallow, or even cease for a few seconds or even minutes. This can occur 5 to 30 times, or more, an hour.

Sleep Disorders – More Than Just Snoring

These constant interruptions can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep by changing your natural sleep rhythms. This causes you to spend more time in light sleep and less time in the deeper, more restful sleep that you need to have energy and mental acuity the next day. This almost always results in daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, poor concentration, and an increased risk of accidents. Over time, even more serious problems can develop, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and weight gain.

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can be hard to diagnose. Not only because most of the symptoms occur while you are asleep, but also because snoring doesn’t always indicate sleep apnea, and sleep apnea doesn’t always cause snoring. But if you or a loved one has any of the following symptoms, it’s important to make sure that it hasn’t become serious. Call our Fargo dentist practice to see if an oral sleep appliance could be an option for you.

“I would like to express my complete gratitude for Dr. Hetland’s team on asking questions about my sleep past. I learned there was another option then the CPAP machine, the oral appliance. I became a candidate for the oral appliance. My life turned around completely! I all of a sudden wasn’t tired all the time and loved going to sleep. The oral appliance became nothing; I have even forgotten I have it in my mouth. It was comfortable and I felt great after waking up. I truely believe I’ve had sleep apnea for years! I want to say God Bless to Dr. Hetland and his team for making my life whole.”

Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

  • Loud and chronic snoring
  • Choking, snorting, or gasping during sleep
  • Long pauses in breathing
  • Daytime sleepiness, no matter how much time you spend in bed

Other Common Indicators Of Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders

  • Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headaches
  • Restless or fitful sleep
  • Insomnia or nighttime awakenings
  • Going to the bathroom frequently during the night
  • Waking up feeling out of breath
  • Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating
  • Moodiness, irritability, or depression

Snoring Isn’t Sexy, We Can Help

If you feel like you maybe be suffering from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or snoring, there is help. Make an appointment to see Dr. Hetland today and start your new life with a good night’s rest if you are in the Fargo area, including Moorhead and West Fargo.

“I have been a patient of Dr. Hetland and his team for several years. As a Sleep Apnea sufferer I formerly used a CPAP machine every night, but after a period of time I simply couldn’t take it anymore. I know many users have the same issue. I had read about the oral appliance as an alternative to the CPAP machine and consulted with Dr Hetland. He fitted me with the appliance (much like an athletic mouth guard) and I’ve never looked back. It’s been years and I sleep perfectly and couldn’t be happier. My sleep doctor is very supportive of the appliance too.

“I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this appliance as an excellent solution if you can’t deal with the CPAP machine. More importantly, I highly recommend Dr. Hetland and his team. They make the process a breeze, they are great communicators during the set-up process and they are always there to make adjustments to make the appliance such a great nightly experience. top suffering with your CPAP machine and call Designer Smiles!”
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