For a large portion of the population, a good night’s sleep is taken for granted. However, thousands of people across the country suffer from conditions that make this difficult to achieve. From obstructive sleep apnea and teeth grinding to TMJ and more, sleepless nights and jaw pain are enough to significantly decrease the overall quality of your life.
When continually disrupted from sleep, it’s difficult to enter rapid eye movement (REM). This is the sleep stage where the most restorative processes take place. This means, even if you are able to get to bed eight hours before your alarm goes off, you aren’t getting the quality of sleep you need. If this describes you, there are many ways in which a dental night guard can make the sleep you deserve possible.
Keeps the Jaw Muscles Relaxed
Night guards are designed to position your jaw in such a way that allows the muscles to remain relaxed through the night. This provides a number of benefits including:
Increases air intake
Reduces issues like snoring
Keeps you from waking up in the middle of the night
Reduced pain and headaches
If your condition results in pain and headaches, a dental night guard could prove to be the solution you’ve been looking for. Disorders like TMJ and bruxism are known to cause side effects such as muscle fatigue, jaw tenderness, neck problems, toothaches, headaches, and much more. These issues make it difficult to get comfortable when you go to bed.
By using the right night guard, you can alleviate or even eliminate these issues. Just imagine being able to lie down and get comfortable without effort. This helps you fall asleep faster to make the most of your allocated sleep time.
Avoid Tooth Damage
Teeth grinding can cause serious damage, especially over a prolonged period of time. Aside from chipped and broken teeth, it can also lead to damage to fillings and overall sensitivity. Filling retreatment and other repairs get expensive.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and the right dental night guard can help you eliminate these issues before they become a problem. This is because they keep the top row of teeth from making direct contact with the bottom row. Your smile is what you show the world to display your most positive emotions, and we work to ensure you don’t have to hide it.
Call North View Dental for Care You Can Count On
Here at North View Dental, our caring and professional staff understands just how debilitating your condition can be. It’s more than just a jaw disorder or sleeping condition. You spend a third of your life sleeping, and we believe you deserve to make the most of it.
Our office is comfortable and professional, and we’re here to make you feel like family. Whether you’re ready to schedule an appointment or ask any questions, we’re here to help. Call us at 801-528-9099 today.