Are you tired of waking up in the idle of the night, due to a loved one’s loud snoring? Worse, have you become concerned about your significant other because you have noticed him or her gasping for air during the night? Many people don’t realize how prevalent sleeping disorders are, in America, much less how negatively they can impact one’s overall health and wellbeing. If your loved one has been snoring loudly or gasping for air, these could be symptoms of a particularly serious medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Fortunately, a dentist might be able to help both of you start sleeping more soundly, and even more importantly, safely!
Are You Tired of the Snoring?
Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of OSA. It can also be one of the most annoying, both for the sufferer of the sleep apnea and for loved ones close enough by to hear the sounds created.
Other common warning signs of sleep apnea, though, include headaches, particularly in the mornings, irritability, depression, high blood pressure, and general problems concentrating. These may seem varied and unrelated, but it is because a lack of sleep can negatively impact much of a person’s health, causing disruptions in both their ability to work efficiently and often limiting their ability to relate well with others, as well.
Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
To help treat OSA, many dentists recommend a minimally invasive solution known as a sleep appliance. These devices are similar to the kind of mouthguard frequently used to protect teeth during contact sports. However, their function is unique. A sleep device, like a SomnoDent Sleep Solution, for instance, is designed to help keep one’s soft tissues clear of his or her passageway, as he or she sleeps, so that the snoring is prevented, and breathing is continuous, rather than strained or even sporadic.
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!