Have you woken up several times, lately, to the sound of your loved one snoring? In fact, have you asked your spouse to sleep in a different room because the snoring has become so bothersome and loud? Many people don’t realize that snoring is often a warning sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition that can affect one’s overall health, in addition to the negative impact it can have on the quality of one’s sleep. So, if you are tired of your loved one’s snoring, now is a great time to talk to your dentist about whether OSA could be to blame, and how treatment could help both of you get a better night’s sleep.
Snoring Is One Common Symptom of OSA
Loud snoring is just one common warning sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. There are actually a number of clues, however, that OSA could be an issue. Frequent headaches, particularly in the morning, chronic dry mouth, high blood pressure, irritability, sore throat, and a lack of concentration are all commonly associated with sleep apnea.
A Minimally Invasive Treatment Could Help
Fortunately for sufferers of OSA, a minimally invasive treatment is often able to stop the sleep apnea. Sleep appliances involve sleeping with a device similar to a mouthguard, which is designed to allow easy airflow as one breathes.
While CPAP machines are another alternative, many patients are troubled by the loud noise they make while pumping air, and the fact they require wearing a mask to bed each night.
Sleep appliances are less invasive, yet still effective for many people.
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!