Have you been waking up feeling tired, no matter how early you go to bed? If so, you might be tempted to just push through your fatigue, and hope you get a better night’s sleep soon. Unfortunately, you could be ignoring an important warning sign of a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a dangerous medical condition, one which occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked by soft tissue. This is dangerous for a number of reasons. Fortunately, for patients that are diagnosed quickly, a minimally invasive treatment option from their dentist can often lead to better rest, and better overall health.
Fatigue Can Be One of Many Symptoms of OSA
OSA is a condition that occurs when people lose their breath during the night. This can be momentary or longer, and unaddressed it can lead to worsening health conditions, potentially even death.
Over time, sleep apnea can cause increased blood pressure, and higher risk of heart attack and stroke. It can also lead to irritability, problems concentrating and depression, to name a few of the many side effects it can cause.
Minimally Invasive Treatment Could Be Effective
Many doctors recommend Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines, as methods of addressing sleep apnea. That said, some find these machines to be too loud and cumbersome to be ideal. Fortunately, many dentists offer a less invasive alternative in the form of a sleep device, such as a SomnoDent Sleep Solution.
These devices are designed to help keep soft tissues from blocking one’s airway.
Sleep Better with OSA Treatment
OSA can lead to a number of health-related issues. OSA treatment can help, though. You can schedule a sleep apnea consultation by calling Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at 832-764-7847, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.