If you wake up most mornings still feeling quite exhausted, it could be due to a sleeping disorder. Sleeping disorders negatively impact people’s ability to actually get quality rest, no matter how long they are asleep. Over time, this can lead to a number of complications of their overall health, in addition to an overwhelming sense of exhaustion. Fortunately, in many cases, a dentist could help to provide relief from sleep apnea, in the form of a minimally invasive treatment plan. That means, if you’re ready to get better sleep, a visit to your dentist could be in order.
You Could Be Suffering from Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition estimated to impact millions of Americans. Left untreated, it can be incredibly dangerous, both because of its effects on one’s overall health, and because it involves temporarily lapses in breath that can actually result in death.
Some of the many warning sigs that you could be struggling with sleep apnea, include:
- Loud snoring
- Fatigue, exhaustion, or difficulty concentrating
- Irritability or depression
- Increased blood pressure, which also increases one’s risk of heart attack and stroke
Rest Better, Feel Better with OSA Treatment
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, the dentist might be able to help by providing you with a custom sleep device. This device looks similar to a mouthguard, the same kind you might have worn during athletic events or even during orthodontic treatment, yet a sleep device works by helping to prevent your soft tissues from closing your airway as you sleep.
Need Help Getting Better Sleep?
OSA can be a dangerous health condition. If you could be in need of OSA treatment, you can schedule a consultation by calling Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at 832-764-7847, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.