Sleep Apnea and Your Health
There is almost nothing worse than missing out on a complete night’s sleep! Not only are you just more tired throughout the day, but you may also be dealing with an inability to focus on your work or favorite hobbies. You may feel the need to use stimulants like caffeine or sugar to help you fight through the listless, groggy haze that makes everyday chores seem overwhelming and impossible. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, then you are all too familiar with these daily frustrations.
Not only are you just more tired throughout the day, but you may also be dealing with an inability to focus on your work or favorite hobbies.
How can you be sure it’s Sleep Apnea?
Finding out would require a visit to your general doctor and a sleep study in order to make the final call. There are many symptoms that pertain to sleep apnea.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea generally include:
- Headaches and fatigue
- Sore or “raw” throat after sleeping
- Snoring and restless sleep
- Falling asleep easily or quickly during everyday activities (micro napping)
Our Dentists can Help you Sleep
This may seem odd, but depending on the severity of your case, you may be eligible for oral appliances that can help you cope with the painful and loud snoring associated with sleep apnea. These easy-to-wear devices can be custom designed for you by the skilled dentists at Bonita Dental Care and may even be covered by your medical insurance. Wearing these convenient devices helps you deal with snoring by adjusting the position of your jaw or tongue. As a result, it opens your breathing passages while you sleep. An unobstructed air passage could mean less snoring and the return of a sorely missed, complete night’s rest.
Struggling to Sleep with CPAP?
The trick to CPAP success relies upon compliance. CPAP compliance is defined as using your therapy a minimum of 4 hours a night, at least 5 nights a week. If you can’t seem to deal with the uncomfortable masks, constant strap adjustments, or frustrating air leakage of a CPAP, this oral device may be a far less intrusive alternative to sufferers of mild sleep apnea. Give the dentists at Bonita Dental Care a call to talk about your concerns today.
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