Many people complain that they feel tired all the time. You may hear your coworkers say just that on most mornings. You might even utter those words yourself, from time-to-time. But did you know that for millions of Americans, that is not hyperbole. They actually do feel tired due to a lack of rest. In some cases that is not due to a lack of sleeping, either, but rather a poor quality of the rest, caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA is a dangerous condition, as it limits oxygen flow to the body and brain, but can also cause very poor sleep and a host of related medical issues. Fortunately, many dentists can help combat sleep apnea, quickly, and with minimally invasive treatment!
How To Know If You’re an OSA Sufferer
The first key to treating OSA is diagnosing it. While loud snoring and a general sense of fatigue are some of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, they are hardly the only warning signs that you could be suffering form OSA.
Irritability and even depression can both be caused by sleep apnea. Difficulty concentrating can be another indicator of OSA. Heart-related issues, like high blood pressure, can also be caused or heightened by OSA.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
For many patients, dentists offer a minimally invasive yet effective means of treating OSA, in the form of a sleep appliance similar to a mouthguard. This device is used to help keep soft tissues from blocking one’s airway during sleep, allowing for more consistent airflow throughout the night.
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!