Has your loved one caused you to lose a great deal of sleep, because of his or her loud snoring? Or, has your husband or wife been relocated to the couch or a spare bedroom because you simply couldn’t stand the distracting noises anymore? If so, it is time to talk with your dentist about whether sleep apnea could be to blame, and how a simple treatment could help improve both your sleep! In many cases, patients are pleasantly surprised to learn that a simple solution, like a sleep appliance, could help stop their snoring at last!
Snoring Is Jut One Symptom of Sleep Apnea
Many people don’t realize that loud snoring is just one common symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a serious health condition that affects many Americans. Headaches can be another indicator of sleep apnea, as can fatigue, irritability and difficulty concentrating.
Over time, sleep apnea can also be responsible for causing or worsening a number of other health conditions, so it is important not to ignore OSA if it is diagnosed, or symptoms of the condition.
How a Dentist Can Help with a CPAP Alternative
While some doctors recommend CPAP machines for treating sleep apnea, this stands for a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine, some dentists prefer a less invasive approach. CPAP machines can be cumbersome and loud, making them problematic for both the OSA sufferer and loved ones trying to sleep nearby.
Sleep appliances are less invasive, and often easier to adjust to wearing. In fact, they’re similar to mouthguards worn during athletic events to protect the teeth, or during the course of orthodontic treatment, to help preserve alignment adjustments.
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!