Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, because of your significant other’s loud snoring? If so, you might initially be annoyed, but later concerned that your loved one seems to be struggling to breathe. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of loud snoring, and it’s a condition that affects millions of America. Fortunately, in many cases minimally invasive sleep apnea treatment can help protect your loved one from losing his or her breath during sleep. It can also help you both sleep more soundly, by eliminating the loud snoring.
Don’t Delay a Dental Visit
If you suspect your loved one could be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it’s best to schedule a dental visit as soon as possible. Momentarily lapses in breath can be incredibly bad for one’s overall health, along with negatively impacting his or her sleep.
Over time, if sleep apnea is not diagnosed and treated, sufferers may begin to struggle with high blood pressure, irritability, problems concentrating, and depression. OSA also puts patients at a higher risk of heart attack and stroke.
Enjoy Improved Sleep with Simple Treatment
In many cases, dentists can help address the symptoms of sleep apnea through a simple treatment like a sleep appliance, such as a Somnodent Sleep Solution. These devices are similar to traditional mouthguards, like the kind worn during orthodontic treatment or to protect teeth during sporting events, yet their purpose is to prevent the soft tissues from blocking one’s airway during sleep. Schedule a consultation if you suspect OSA could be impacting anyone in your family.
Ready to Schedule a Consultation?
If your loved one could be struggling with OSA, you can schedule a consultation, today, by calling Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.