Are you tired of waking up in the middle of the night, because of your significant other’s loud snoring? While you might mostly feel aggravated, right now, at the loud snoring your loved one is creating, it is important to understand that snoring could actually be indication that your husband or wife is in need of medical treatment. In fact, loud snoring could be much more than an annoyance; it could be a symptom of a sleeping disorder known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA is a medical condition that can do much more than impact the restfulness of one’s sleep; it can also have widespread repercussions for one’s overall health, from leading to increased risk of heart-related problems, to creating difficulties concentrating, irritability, and even depression. To help avoid increasing problems, though, your dentist might be able to help, by providing a minimally invasive treatment for OSA.
Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Sleeping Disorders
It is important that you don’t ignore the symptoms of sleeping disorders, because they can lead to a variety of complications, if untreated. High blood pressure, increased risk of heart-related problems, difficulty concentrating (which can be detrimental to one’s ability to drive safely or work efficiently), and depression are just a few of the possible side effects of OSA.
How Could a Dentist Help Improve His or Her Sleep and Health?
Fortunately, dentists can often help patients address OSA through a minimally invasive treatment like a sleep appliance. This device is similar to a mouthguard, yet it helps to keep the soft tissues clear of the airway, so that breathing is consistent. Many patients find this approach more comfortable than the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines that are another form of OSA treatment.
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!