(402) 218-2660

Holistic Sleep Health Solutions in Omaha

Sleep health is often a combination of factors and conditions that if treated holisically can result in tremendous results.

Phone

(402) 218-2660

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Address

9840 S 168th Ave, Ste 4

Omaha, NE 68136

Uncover the Relationship Between Sleep Apnea & Your Airway

Obstructive sleep apnea can stem from various common conditions and the team at Sleep + Rescue is here to uncover the root causes of your airway blockage and provide patients with long-term solutions that improve their sleep health!

Aside from the common factors that lead to obstructive sleep apnea, anatomical factors are a largely untreated factor when treating sleep apnea with a CPAP or oral device. Sleep + Rescue uncovers these factors, underlying conditions contributing to inflammation of your airway, and more to provide patients with a fully holistic look at their oral, dental, and cardiovascular health.

As a practice with a dental background, our expert team can take a look at your dental history, medical history, and establish a baseline for the root factors that may be contributing to your sleep apnea and provide a custom plan to keep you sleeping well long-term.

The Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ

One of the most common sleep apnea related conditions we see is TMJ/TMD. TMJ is a condition where the temporomandibular joint where your jaw meets your skull is inflamed causing consistent pain, jaw clicking and popping, and joint dysfunction. 

Patients with untreated sleep apnea are likely to produce increased stress on their jaw muscles and joint as their body naturally fights to breathe during times of airway blockages. These consistent jaw movements during sleep lead to an increase in jaw pain and inflammation, often times in combination with an already inflamed joint. 

Untreated TMJ may also play a factor in your likelihood of developing sleep apnea. A misaligned jaw due to TMJ or natural anatomy often leads to an overbite or underbite that increases airway blockages during sleep.

Sleep Apnea and Teeth Grinding

Consistent teeth grinding and clenching, or Bruxism, is also related to both sleep apnea and TMD. Sleep Bruxism is a very common condition that is paired with patients who test positively for obstructive sleep apnea. Clenching your teeth and jaw during sleep leads to one of the most common shared symptoms – morning headaches. For patients experiencing consistent morning headaches, Sleep + Rescue will take a holistic view of their tooth health to find signs of grinding, clenching, and bruxism. 

Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea Relationship

Acid Reflux is also a considerable accelerant to a potential sleep apnea diagnosis. Consistent stomach acid entering the airway contributes to irritation, inflammation, and even creating spasms that close the airway during sleep. 

Undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea may also make you more likely to develop acid reflux as well! Consistent pauses in breathing while you sleep causes a vacuum in your airway during apnea events that leads to harder resumed breaths that can draw stomach acid up the airway. 

Our Seamless Treatment Process

What to Expect

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If you’re unsure if you have underlying symptoms of undiagnosed sleep apnea, start with Sleep+Rescue’s free sleep apnea screener. Our team will consult you on your results and get to know how we can help you best.

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If your screening results indicated you may be at risk for sleep apnea, our team will provide you with an at-home sleep test to be taken in the comfort of your own home – far from the discomfort and cost of a traditional in-lab test. These test results will be analyzed by a board certified sleep physician and our team will review your diagnosis with you in person to help guide your treatment journey!

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An oral device is the most common treatment plan for patients suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea. Our team will diagnose your test results and fit you for a device that is comfortable and easy to use long-term.

If your diagnosis is severe, our team will provide you with more effective options to manage your sleep apnea such as a CPAP, surgery, or combination therapy with other underlying conditions.

Get Started with an At-Home Sleep Test Today!