Have you ever wondered if you or your partner suffers from sleep apnea? The symptoms and signs of sleep apnea vary and are not always easy to spot.
SIGNS OF SLEEP APNEA
One of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea is loud and frequent snoring. Another common sign that you may have sleep apnea is experiencing interrupted or disordered sleeping patterns.
If you wake up suddenly, choking or gasping for breath, this can be a sign you have sleep apnea. You may also experience fatigue during the day, headaches, and irritability. If you suspect that you or someone you love has sleep apnea, a consultation and diagnosis may help you get on the path to more restful sleep.
WE CAN HELP
If you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, we can help you explore your options for sleep apnea treatment.
It’s important to understand that each case of sleep apnea is unique. We may recommend different solutions for different cases. A few of the ways to treat sleep apnea are listed below:
- Lifestyle Changes. If you have a mild case of sleep apnea, there are often small changes you can make in your lifestyle that can remedy the situation. Sometimes losing weight, quitting smoking or changing your sleeping position can make a difference in your ability to sleep.
- Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance. These appliances resemble a protective mouth guard and can be customized to help keep your airway open while you sleep. For many patients, a simple device like this can mean consistently sleeping well throughout the night.
- CPAP. For more severe cases, we may recommend that you use a continuous positive airway pressure system. With this machine, air is pushed through a tube, which then enters a mask you wear while sleeping. Because the air pressure opens your airway, you’re able to sleep deeply once again.
District Dental Wellness is here to help you get the rest you need to succeed each and every day!
For a more comprehensive discussion about your sleep apnea questions, please call us for an appointment. We know that having a good night’s rest is an absolutely integral part of a healthy life, and we want to help you achieve just that.