When you’re sleeping, you are rarely quiet. It’s normal to make some noises and even snore a bit. But if you are snoring most nights, then this could be a sign that you are suffering from sleep apnea. This is a serious condition that ruins your life by preventing you from getting the rest you need at night. If left untreated, it could lead to serious health problems like high blood pressure and heart disease.
That’s why you need to call us today at 248-329-3552 for sleep apnea treatment. Yes, a dentist can definitely help with this! In fact, Dr. LoCasio is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, so he has advanced training to help correct your sleep apnea and let you get the sleep you need.
Look For These Signs
It’s hard to know for sure if you have this condition, but here are some of the signs you could have it.
- Loud snoring almost every night.
- Fatigue during the day (even after a “good” night’s sleep).
- Difficulty staying focused.
- Headaches, sore throat, or dry mouth in the morning.
- Falling asleep during the day.
- Moodiness and irritability.
- Trouble staying asleep at night.
All these symptoms come from not sleeping. In sleep apnea, your body gets so relaxed while you sleep that you stop breathing. You wake in a panic, but then you start breathing normally again, so you fall back asleep. This can literally happen hundreds of time each night!
As your airway slowly closes, your body still tries to get its breath. Forcing air through a closing opening like this is where sleep apnea snoring comes from. This can be so loud that it robs a spouse or partner of their sleep as well.And when you don’t get sleep, your body gets stressed and you have those signs like sleep apnea snoring.
These signs lead to long-term health problems. Not only are you more likely to have car accidents when chronically exhausted, it increases your risk of kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and having a stroke. Because this is a serious condition, you can get a free evaluation at our Highland, MI dental office.
Get Sleep Apnea Treatment
What can a dentist do to help? You can get relief from sleep apnea snoring and other complications with an oral appliance.
This is a small, smooth device you wear over your teeth when it’s time for bed. It shift your jaw muscles just enough to help keep your airway open even when you sleep. This is often all you need to stay asleep through the night and get the rest your body and mind absolutely need. This oral appliance can even get rid of a noisy, clumsy CPAP machine.
Call us today at 248-329-3552 or use our convenient online form to make your next appointment. Don’t let sleep apnea snoring and similar signs ruin your life. With an oral appliance from Dr. LoCascio, you can soon get back to having restful sleep at night — and back to feeling better throughout the day.