Sleep Apnea

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  • Get treatment without CPAP or surgery
  • Improve your overall health
Feel Better With Relief From Sleep Apnea in Brunswick

Feel Better With Relief From Sleep Apnea in Brunswick

You don’t have to wake up groggy and stumble through your workday. You may suffer from sleep apnea in Brunswick. Dr. Kathleen Winn, a diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), can help. Treatment with a custom-made sleep appliance can help you:

  • Get the restful sleep you need
  • Be more productive at work and in your personal life
  • Reduce feelings of fatigue and lethargy
  • Be in a better, less grouchy mood
  • Lessen feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Reduce your risk for serious health concerns
  • Snore less or not at all

Call Kathleen S. Winn, DMD today at 207-295-0990 to get the sleep your body requires. To help make your treatment accessible, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit and Cherry.

Get the Rest You Need With a Custom Sleep Appliance

It’s no fun being tired and grumpy all day because you didn’t get the restful sleep you needed the night before. It’s hard to function at your job or be pleasant to your family when all you can think about is how tired you are and how much you’d love to take a nap. With obstructive sleep apnea, this scenario happens all too often.

Although many people are under treatment for sleep apnea symptoms, it is estimated that this disorder remains untreated in 92 percent of women and 80 percent of men. If you’ve been dealing with fatigue and other symptoms, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to seek help.

Sleep apnea is caused when the tongue and soft tissues relax and repeatedly block your airway while sleeping. You wake up just long enough to take in more air before falling back asleep, usually with no knowledge of this cycle on your part. With severe sleep apnea, this series of events can repeat themselves dozens of times per hour.

Once you have a diagnosis of sleep apnea, we can take quick, accurate impressions using our digital scanner. We’ll send them to our lab partner who will custom craft a professional sleep apnea appliance just for you.

Your custom-fitted appliance will move your lower jaw gently forward to help keep your airway open. Unlike a CPAP, another common treatment for sleep apnea, there is no noise or mask to disturb you. An appliance is also easier to travel with than a CPAP.

The result will be:

  • More restful sleep, without interruptions to take in more air
  • Less snoring, so both you and your bed partner sleep better
  • More alertness and energy to face the day.

If you think you might suffer from sleep apnea in Brunswick, call Kathleen S. Winn, DMD today at 207-295-0990 to schedule a consultation. You can also make an appointment online or talk to us about your sleep issues at your next dental cleaning and exam.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea
What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when you repeatedly stop breathing while sleeping. It is caused by your air passages becoming blocked by your tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat. When they block your airway, you stop breathing for a few seconds before waking up briefly to take in more air. The sleep apnea cycle can repeat itself hundreds of times per night in severe sleep apnea sufferers.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition because it interrupts critical airflow while sleeping. It can leave you feeling lethargic during the day and interfere with your work productivity and your personal life. In addition, sleep apnea has been linked to several serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression.

How is sleep apnea treated?

If you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, our practice will take impressions and have a custom-fit sleep apnea appliance made for you to wear while sleeping. It will gently move your lower jaw forward to help keep your airway open. It can also reduce or eliminate snoring. You’ll sleep better, feel better, and improve your overall health.