Guard Against Snoring…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

And Obstructive Sleep Apnea

While snoring can be annoying for family members trying to enjoy a night’s rest, it’s more than just a nuisance. It can also be associated with a more serious condition called sleep apnea.

Those with sleep apnea experience irregular breathing during sleep. The most common type (called Obstructive Sleep Apnea) occurs due to snoring, when the tongue and soft tissue relaxes and temporarily blocks the air passage. This pause in breathing causes the brain to repeatedly wake from a deep sleep, depriving you of the rest you need.

Those with sleep apnea may not even realize they have the condition, but often wake feeling especially tired—even after having a full night’s sleep. The lack of restful sleep can also lead to other conditions such as irritability, stress, weight gain, high blood pressure, insomnia, and hypersomnia.

You might not think of snoring as something a dentist can help treat, but we can! Often times, a nightguard or other dental appliance can be a simple fix. We take a mold of your mouth to create the device, and it works by simply keeping the lower jaw resting in a slightly more forward position. This prevents the tongue from blocking the airway and helps you get the restful sleep you’re looking for! Contact us about custom nightguards, mouthguards, and other dental appliances to treat sleep apnea.

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.

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