Sleep apnea affects millions of American’s health. There are several side effects and symptoms that go hand in hand in dealing with sleep apnea. Wheatland Dental is eager to relieve some of the sufferings that follows those with sleep apnea. Continue reading to learn more about sleep apnea.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which is caused by repeated pauses of breathing, specifically while an individual is asleep. People often wake up feeling tired as the condition interrupts a full night of sleep. It affects the sleep cycle by constantly moving from a deep to light sleep.
What are some of the symptoms and side effects of this sleep disorder?
Symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, excessive tiredness after a night of sleep, restless sleep, and waking up with a dry or a sore throat. Individuals suffering from sleep apnea can be put at a higher risk for developing issues such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, type 2 diabetes, depression, headaches, and ADHD symptoms. Reduced levels of oxygen in your blood and a lack of good sleep can lead many to develop different illnesses and issues.
How can we help improve your health?
As we can clearly see, sleep apnea does not only affect your oral health but the overall health of an individual. There are a variety of treatment options and devices that can help you get a better night’s rest. CPAP machines and different mouthguards are a few options for this sleep disorder. Taking part in a sleep study will also help to determine the best path of treatment to begin. Contact our dental office if you are suffering from any of the above symptoms and see how our experienced dental team can help you!