If you struggle to sleep, it can be hard to get through the day without feeling tired and irritable or losing focus and concentration. Sleep is essential and if you regularly lose sleep or you have disturbed sleep patterns, we can help. Don’t suffer in silence – call us now and we will help you to get back on track.
Causes of sleep problems
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing disturbed sleep, from sleep apnoea and insomnia to bruxism and snoring. Many people struggle to sleep from time to time, usually when they’ve got a lot on their minds. However, if sleepless nights are commonplace in your household, it’s time to do something about it.
If you live with somebody who snores, you wake yourself up with snoring or you suffer with bruxism (tooth grinding) we can help.
Dealing with snoring
In many cases of snoring, changing sleeping position, seeking help for allergies, giving up smoking, losing weight and avoiding alcohol at night can help to alleviate symptoms. However, if these changes fail, we have an alternative solution.
We are able to offer a specially designed device that adjusts the position of the lower jaw to allow greater air flow and increase the amount of oxygen you get while you sleep. This device holds the jaw in place while you sleep, restoring peace and enabling you and your partner to wake up feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Bruxism is a common problem, and it is usually subconscious. Most people only know that they grind their teeth when somebody else tells them or they visit a dentist with symptoms such as tooth wear, headaches and jaw pain. Often, bruxism is linked to stress or anxiety, but it can also result from loose fillings or crowns, or orthodontic issues that affect the bite.
If you grind your teeth it can increase the risk of head, neck and shoulder pain, stiffness and pain in the jaw joint, clicking noises and restricted movement in the jaw and tooth wear. Wearing a bite guard can help to prevent these issues. Bite guards are custom-designed appliances that slide over the teeth to prevent contact between the upper and lower arches of teeth.
If you have concerns about sleeping, call us now and we’ll help you to sleep peacefully.