Sleep apnea and your body

Our bodies need sleep. It’s a scientific fact. Sleep allows our brains and bodies to re-set and recharge from the day and get ready for the next day. But if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from Sleep Apnea, you know that getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done.

A serious sleep disorder, sleep apnea causes those who suffer from it to have interrupted breathing throughout the night during sleep, which prevents the brain and the rest of the body from getting the oxygen it needs. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to long-term health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, headaches and more.

Good news is that if you suffer from sleep apnea, we may be able to help. At Jackson Dental, we offer Oral Appliance Therapy. An alternative to the traditional CPAP Machine, Oral Appliance Therapy is a medical device that positions the lower jaw slightly forward during sleep for increased oxygen flow. Most major medical insurances and Medicare approve OAT.

Give us a call today at 573-243-5200 to see how we can help you sleep better through the night.