Sleep Apnea & Snoring
You Need Restful Sleep to Stay Healthy
Restful sleep is necessary for good health. It is as vital as air, food, and water. It helps to
regenerate a good energy level each day. Your heart in particular takes on the effects of stress
during 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 sleep or 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 higher
blood pressure, a big risk factor in the onset of heart disease or stroke. Inadequate sleep also affects
the functioning of your brain and may lead to depression.
Sleep apnea can range from severe to mild. We provide an oral appliance that subsides the snoring and
prevents the associated risks. You will be pleased with the improvement in 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 during sleep. Although it solves
the breathing problem, it presents another problem as many patients find it very uncomfortable to wear
while sleeping and therefore discontinue use.
If you are frustrated with this bulky, uncomfortable mask, Dr. Kava can provide a compact custom oral
appliance such as SomnoDent™. These acrylic devices are similar to an orthodontic retainer in
appearance, but work to realign your jaw and tongue to open your airway passage while sleeping. It works
well, giving you a restful night. It is easy to place, remove 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
Snoring and sleep apnea don’t have to control your nights. Give us a call today
at (712) 258-6169 for a no-cost/no-obligation consultation.