Most people assume that loud, chronic snoring is as good as a diagnosis for sleep apnea, but it’s a bit more complicated than that.
While snoring is certainly one of the first and most common signs of this disorder, not all snoring is a result of sleep apnea. If a person tries changing their sleep position or uses an over-the-counter snoring solution, a true sleep apnea sufferer won’t find relief.
But there are many more disruptions going on throughout the night besides persistent snoring.
Today, your friends at Cosmetic Dental Associates are shedding light on sleep apnea, what it can do to your health and quality of life, and how we can help you find solutions for better sleep and a better year moving forward!
Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Ruin The New Year!
Along with serious health risks like heart attack, stroke, and diabetes, the sleep apnea sufferer is waking up repeatedly throughout the night, often without knowing it, gasping for air.
That’s because someone with sleep apnea is fighting to breathe regularly, as airflow is being obstructed either by the brain’s failure to send the right messages to the body’s breathing mechanisms, or because the muscles in the throat are collapsing under pressure and blocking the airways.
Regardless, this constant disruption to your sleep will put your overall health at risk and make you feel miserable throughout the day without intervention from a trained professional.
Here’s How We Can Help!
Many sleep apnea patients find relief with a CPAP machine, but because of the mask and other cumbersome features of this treatment, it’s not the most comfortable solution for some.
At Cosmetic Dental Associates, we can provide an alternative.
Dr. Moore and our team can create a custom mouthguard that fits in the palm of your hand! It fits over your teeth and puts your jaw in a more ideal position while you sleep so you can breathe easily and consistently.
This gives you deeper, more peaceful sleep night after night, which will mitigate your symptoms and lower your risk for the serious health problems linked to sleep apnea.
Here’s What To Look For!
Obviously, this disorder is difficult for people to pin down on their own because it involves nighttime behavior they often don’t even realize is happening. So here are a few of the signs and symptoms commonly associated with sleep apnea you can look for:
- Daytime fatigue
- Weight gain
- Morning dry mouth/sore throat
- Morning headaches
- Poor memory or concentration
- Moodiness and irritability
Improve Your Sleep Now!
It’s early enough in the new year to make some resolutions to improve your health and quality of life. If your restless nights, daily fatigue, and other symptoms have you concerned about sleep apnea, then visit Dr. Moore for proper diagnosis and treatment!
We have effective, customized solutions to help you get more rest and to face 2020 with renewed energy!
Call Cosmetic Dental Associates today at 210-951-4444 (Medical Center) 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch) or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment.