Sleep apnea is a condition that may start out only being irritating, but can quickly become a health concern if ignored. If you believe you or a loved one is experiencing sleep apnea, talk to us! We can help you manage the condition and get back to sleeping peacefully.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder where the affected person frequently stops and starts breathing while asleep. It’s difficult for someone suffering from sleep apnea to get a good night’s sleep, which can make it hard to succeed the next day.
Lack of proper sleep can also lead to irritability, lack of focus, and decreased functioning of your brain. Long-term, people who experience sleep apnea may be at higher risk for high blood pressure, heart problems, and other significant health issues.
What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
If you’re uncertain whether you are experiencing sleep apnea, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you frequently wake up in the night?
- When you do wake up, do you often have a sore throat, a dry mouth, or a headache?
- Do you often wake up choking or gasping?
- Do you snore heavily?
- Do you often feel tired in the mornings, even after having had a full night’s sleep?
If you answered yes to more than one of those questions, it might be a good idea to visit your dentist to talk about sleep apnea.
How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
At our office, we provide oral appliances to treat sleep apnea. These appliances are worn in the mouth and gently realign the sleeper’s jaw to improve airflow.
These appliances are small, silent, and easy to use. Most importantly, they can completely stop some forms of sleep apnea to help you sleep well again!
Stop Your Sleep Apnea Today and Begin Sleeping Soundly Again
If you believe you are suffering from sleep apnea, contact us today. We’ll help you improve your health so you can get a good night’s sleep again!