Occasionally waking up feeling tired is no cause for alarm, particularly if you have been stressed lately or have a small baby at home. But if you regularly struggle to wake up feeling rested, it could be because of a sleeping disorder, such as Obstructive Sleep apnea. OSA is a condition that researches estimate affects millions of Americans. It can lead to poor sleep quality, loud snoring, and far more significant health issues. Fortunately, if you are diagnosed with OSA, your treatment might be able to provide a fast and minimally invasive solution.
Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Sleeping Disorders
Sleeping disorders can cause a variety of symptoms. Though loud snoring is often one of the most obvious, it is hardly the most concerning. OSA can contribute to sore throat, dry mouth and even teeth grinding. It can also cause memory loss, and problems concentrating. Physically, if unaddressed, sleep apnea can also lead to increased blood pressure, which can cause a higher risk of stroke or heart attack. It can also cause shortness of breath, and even episodes of no breathing at all.
Enjoy Better Rest with a Simple Treatment Option
Fortunately, for many patients, dentists can provide an effective sleep apnea treatment in the form of a sleep appliance. Sleep devices are similar to mouthguards, like the kind worn during athletic events. That said, mouthguards are designed specifically to help keep the teeth in a comfortable alignment, and one that won’t cause lapses in breathing during sleep. For many patients, sleep appliances are a less invasive yet still effective alternative to cumbersome Continuous Positive Airway Machines.
Want Help to Get Better Rest?
OSA is a dangerous condition, fortunately it can be treated. If you’re ready to learn more about OSA treatment, you can schedule a consultation by calling Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at 832-764-7847, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.