Sleep Medicine in Simpsonville, SC
Suffering from a sleep disorder? It's time to get your life and health back!
Get the Restful Night of Sleep You Deserve
Sleep medicine in Simpsonville, SC can help you wake up refreshed!
Do you wake up unexplainably tired every morning, despite being in bed for at least 8 hours? Do you experience excessive daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, or morning headaches?
You could be suffering from a sleep disorder.
A good night’s rest is critical to your quality of life. Lack of sleep can have a severe impact on your energy, mood, concentration, and overall health.
If you struggle to sleep well, you are not alone.
Sleep disorders are common, affecting an estimated 50-70 million US adults…Opens in a new window to study on NIH website citing statistic…. Unfortunately, they often go undiagnosed.
Our sleep medicine solutions can get you the rest you need, no counting sheep required!
Are You Suffering from a Sleep Disorder?
Here are the signs and symptoms of a sleep disorder to look for.
What Are Your Sleep Medicine Options?
We offer two types of sleep medicine services in Simpsonville, SC to keep you well-rested.
Home Sleep Testing
The first step in understanding the nature of your sleep disorder is to get tested.
A home sleep test is a simple breathing monitor that tracks your breath cycles, oxygen levels, and breathing effort. It measures pauses and shallowness in your breathing patterns that can be indicative of sleep apnea.
At-home sleep testing is an easy, cost-effective way to diagnose your sleep disorder and determine an effective treatment plan.
Patients like at-home sleep testing because it is:
With home sleep testing, you can finally get the answers to your sleep issues and take steps towards an effective treatment.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy is a custom-fit oral appliance that you wear when you sleep. It fits similar to a sports mouthguard or orthodontic retainer, supporting the jaw to maintain an open upper airway.
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment for both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is:
To create your oral appliance, Dr. Brooks Godwin will conduct a complete evaluation of your teeth, jaw, tongue, and airway. He’ll then create an impression model of your teeth. This model will be sent off to a dental lab where an appliance will be custom-crafted just for you.
Oral appliance therapy will help you sleep soundly and feel like a new person! Contact our dental office in Simpsonville, SC today for more information.
Have Questions About Sleep Disorders?
Consult our FAQs about Sleep Medicine below.
- I snore. Should I be worried?
Snoring is a major warning sign or risk factor for developing obstructive sleep apnea. Unless your snoring is very soft and infrequent, it should be taken seriously as a health concern.
Snoring is linked to many other health problems and can ruin sleep for bed partners, roommates, and in some cases… even neighbors!
If you snore, speak up and talk to Dr. Godwin. He can help you with a sleep medicine treatment plan to get you sleeping peacefully.
- What causes sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which your normal breathing pattern is interrupted repeatedly by pauses and shallowness while you sleep.
OSA occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep your airway open, despite your efforts to breathe.
OSA is by far the most common form of sleep apnea. However, there are other forms, such as central sleep apnea, in which the brain fails to properly signal and control your body to breathe during sleep.
- What are the risk factors for sleep apnea? Some risk factors for OSA include:
- A smaller upper airway
- A large tongue, tonsils, or uvula
- Being overweight
- A recessed chin, small jaw, or large overbite
- A large neck size
- Smoking or alcohol use
- Being over age 40
- Ethnicity (African-Americans, Pacific-Islanders, and Hispanics)
- Family history of OSA
- Who can get sleep apnea? Sleep apnea doesn’t discriminate – people of all ages can all be affected by sleep apnea. Even toddlers and children can have their sleep disrupted by OSA.
However, sleep apnea affects older adults and men at higher rates than young people and women.
- Why should I be worried about sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be taken seriously because it can have severe health consequences. When your breathing is consistently disrupted, your body isn’t getting the oxygen it needs to function properly.
The combination of disturbed sleep and oxygen starvation can lead to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and other diseases. It can also put you at a higher risk of falling asleep while driving and memory problems.
- What lifestyle changes can I make to help my sleep apnea? Being overweight is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), so one of the best things you can do is reduce your body weight. Many patients find that losing significant weight cures their sleep apnea for good.
Smoking and alcohol use are also detrimental to a healthy airway, so limiting or stopping use altogether can help your OSA.
- Does sleep medicine hurt? No, sleep medicine doesn’t hurt. Both at-home testing devices and oral appliances are comfortable. After all, they’re designed to wear while you sleep!
- Is sleep medicine covered by insurance?
Typically yes, but it depends on your insurance. We are happy to help you understand your benefits, maximize your coverage, and handle all claims on your behalf.
If you don’t have insurance, no worries – we work hard to find a solution within your budget. We accept multiple convenient payment options, including cash and credit cards. We also offer financing through CareCredit…Opens in new window to CareCredit homepage….
Sleep disorders can have serious consequences for your overall health and quality of life, so don’t let budget concerns stop you from getting the treatment you need. Contact our office today about sleep medicine in Simpsonville, SC.
- What other dental services do you offer?
In addition to sleep medicine in Simpsonville, SC, some of our other dental services include:
Why Choose Simpsonville Dental Associates for Your Sleep Medicine?
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