Obstructive sleep apnea is a common but dangerous sleeping disorder that affects 30 million Americans. Sleep apnea sufferers wake up countless times throughout the night because their airways close repeatedly. Some patients must awaken to reopen their airways hundreds of times each night!
The consequences of sleep apnea can be severe. Sufferers are feel fatigued and have difficulty focusing during the day. They can experience lower work productivity and a general decrease in their quality of life.
More importantly, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is linked to hypertension, high blood pressure, accident proneness, depression, stroke, and heart failure. If you think you may be suffering from OSA, seek treatment today.
Snoring: A Prevalent Sleep Apnea Symptom
One of the earliest warning signs of OSA is frequent nighttime snoring. You may not notice that you’re snoring, but your partner will! Some of the other symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Choking noises or loud breathing
- Depression or mood swings
- Dry mouth or throat
- Morning headache
- Weight gain
Get Your Beauty Sleep
A good night’s rest is more than a beauty routine—it’s a health investment! Sleeping provides your body with the opportunity to repair and regenerate millions of cells. Lack of proper sleep can result in heart attack, depression, memory loss, or cardiac arrest.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
You can recover from sleep apnea at Keating Family Dental. Dr. Keating utilizes the latest treatment methods to protect his patients from the symptoms of sleep apnea.
We create custom-fit oral appliances for patients with sleeping disorders. Oral appliances are flexible, portable, and comfortable. You can wear the appliance each night and remove it in the morning.
Don’t put off scheduling your sleep apnea assessment. If you are feeling fatigued or unfocused, give us a call today. Dr. Keating and his expert team will help you beat obstructive sleep apnea for good!