Do your family members tell you that you snore? Have you occasionally woken up and heard yourself snoring? Is it obstructive sleep apnea that’s causing this? If you have OSA (obstructive sleep apnea),Madison Family Dental in Madison, TN can help. Dentists can often help with treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea through customizing an oral appliance that unobtrusively helps keep the airway open, effectively stopping snoring as well as ensuring you get a good night’s sleep. OSA could be robbing you (as well as your loved ones) of restful and restorative sleep and this could have both long and short term impacts on your health.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
Signs of sleep apnea include:
- Snoring, especially characterized by those who hear it as stating that it’s often accompanied by gasping for breath.
- Being tired all the time.
- Night eating
- Sore throat in the mornings
About Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea stops you from getting a good night’s sleep. It wakes you throughout the night, as much as dozens of times per hour. You might not recall waking but your sleep is impacted by a closed off airway. Sleep apnea can hurt you in the short and long term. In the short term you’ll feel tired, restless, and it can make it hard to get moving in the morning. Many sleep apnea sufferers say that they feel groggy when driving to work in the morning and if your career involves operation of any heavy machinery there are safety concerns, too.
Sleep apnea can reduce your sex drive, increase cravings for junk food, and it can shorten your lifespan. You need ongoing restful and restorative sleep and being woken repeatedly by OSA can hamper that. People with untreated sleep apnea reduce their risk of a variety of diseases, including cardiovascular disease and stroke risk.
Book a sleep apnea consultation in Madison, TN with Dr. Rajan Kshatri. Madison Family Dental is taking on new dental patients and would be happy to help you determine whether or not an oral appliance could be your answer as well as an alternative to a CPAP machine for sleep apnea treatment.