Are you waking up with headaches and feeling tired and unrested in the morning? Is your partner constantly telling you to breathe or be quiet through the night? If you are experiencing either of these, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. This sleeping disorder can be as uncomfortable for the person you sleep with as it is for you. Imagine lying next to someone and waiting for them to take their next breath and never knowing how soon or how long that next breath is going to take.
This is what life is like for the person suffering from sleep apnea. One moment, or as long as a minute, you stop breathing while you are sleeping. It may happen a few times during the night or it could happen hundreds of times. The end result is waking up feeling tired and unrested. If you do not sleep alone, your partner may be experiencing a bad night’s sleep as well, anticipating your next breath.
Sleep apnea does not always cause you to wake from your sleep. People can maintain a certain level of sleep even though they have erratic breathing through the night. If your partner is complaining about loud snoring or nudges you throughout the night to get you to take that next breath, it is time for you to get your problem diagnosed.
Treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis. A sleep study may be required to determine the extent of your problem. With a thorough exam, a proper general dental treatment plan can be devised to bring you the relief you deserve. Some people need an oral appliance to keep their airway open during sleep, while more severe cases may require a positive airway pressure device.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
At Midgette Family Dentistry, we will create a treatment plan that will finally help you get a well-deserved good night’s sleep. You will soon feel much better once you begin your treatment. For those who grind their teeth during sleeping, your new custom-made nightguard will protect your teeth from the damage that grinding can cause. Snoring cessation will help everyone get a decent night’s sleep.
Sleeping well for a sufficient amount of time daily is necessary for good health. Contact Midgette Family Dentistry to find out more about how we can help you get a restful sleep. Make your appointment for a consultation today.