Important Reasons to Talk to Your Dentist About Sleep Apnea: Part One

Categories: Sleep Apnea

Reasons to Talk To Your Dentist About OSAHave you been waking up lately with headaches? Do you find yourself feeling excessively tired or drowsy at work? Are your kids or significant other concerned, because you seem irritable lately, or even depressed? No matter how much water you drink, do you still feel thirsty? Have you gained weight, despite a consistently healthy diet and diligent exercise regimen? Has your spouse told you that you snore loudly? You might be wondering what all these things could possibly have in common. They certainly seem unrelated. However, these and other symptoms could all be indication of a singular medical condition, namely Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA, as it is commonly called, is a common disorder that can lead to restless sleep, and a whole host of other medical conditions. If you think you might be suffering from OSA, it is time to talk to your dentist about how a simple treatment could potentially help improve both your sleep and your health.

Watch for the Warning Signs of OSA in Yourself and Others

According to the National Sleep foundation, approximately 18 million Americans are currently struggling with OSA, though the number could be even higher since OSA frequently goes undiagnosed.

Loud snoring is one of the most commonly identified symptoms of sleep apnea, though it is hardly the only warning sign of trouble. If you answered yes, to any of the questions above, you could also be struggling with OSA.

Symptoms include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Dry mouth
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Daytime drowsiness

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!