Has your snoring become so loud that it has gone past the point of family members teasing you about it, and led to concern both about their own lost sleep, and your health and wellbeing as well? Many people don’t realize that snoring can often be a symptom of a bigger issue, namely Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition that can negatively impact one’s sleep and his or her overall health, as well. So, if you have been told that you have a snoring problem, it is wise to speak with your dentist about whether OSA could be to blame. If so, the dentist can inform you what can be done to help treat this condition so you and your loved ones can start sleeping better, soon.
Sleep Apnea Can Be Extremely Troublesome
Sleep apnea is commonly associated with snoring, but that is actually only one side effect of the condition. Many sufferers of OSA also struggle with frequent headaches, fatigue, irritability and problems concentrating. They are also at increased risk of high blood pressure and depression, as well.
Your Dentist Can Help Treat OSA
In many cases, a dentist can help treat OSA with a minimally invasive sleep appliance, like a SomnoDent Sleep Solution. This device is similar to a mouthguard, like one you might have worn as an athlete or even during orthodontic treatment. However, the purpose of a sleep appliance is to help keep the jaw open during sleep, so air can flow freely throughout the night.
Sleep appliances can also be used to help combat nighttime teeth grinding, called bruxism, which can lead to a host of medical issues, itself.
About Your Spring, TX, Sleep Experts:
At Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. We also offer customized, expert sleep solutions to help you alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!