The Consequences of Sleep Apnea
Whether you suffer from sleep apnea or chronic snoring, you are already aware of the resulting social problems. The loud, constant snoring will keep anyone in the same room from sleeping well night after night. Your partner may toss and turn throughout the night, or may not even sleep in the same room as you anymore. The social problem itself is difficult, but did you know that there are other implications as well? Sleep apnea can lead to the following issues:
- Sleepiness and fatigue during the day
- Waking up with a dry throat or mouth
- Waking up with a headache
- High blood pressure
- Decreased productivity during the day
- Difficulty learning and concentrating
- General forgetfulness
- Higher likelihood of accidents on the road
If someone has told you that you snore and/or gasp for air throughout the night, or if any of these symptoms look familiar to you, you should visit your dental professional to find out if sleep apnea is the underlying problem.
Treating Your Sleep Apnea
Why suffer from daily fatigue any longer? You can get on the right track toward a good night’s sleep when you come talk to Dr. Amy Gearin about sleep apnea treatment. We provide effective custom-made oral appliances that will allow you to breathe easily every night. These oral appliances are worn just like a mouthguard, and are worn only at night to promote an open airway. The appliance will hold your jaw or tongue away from the airway, eliminating the obstructions that cause sleep apnea and snoring. You will be able to breathe openly and freely throughout the night, so that you can get a good night’s sleep again.
Living with sleep apnea is difficult and dangerous, but treating sleep apnea is simple. Call us at Dr. Gearin’s office today to arrange your first appointment. We want to help you feel more rested each day, so that you can enjoy a richer and safer life.