Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
Does your partner complain that you snore frequently? Do you wake up with a sore, dry throat or with a gasping sensation? These, and other symptoms, could be a sign of a common condition called sleep apnea. People who suffer from this disorder may also find themselves fatigued, forgetful and irritable. Although many people experience sleep apnea, it’s important to be diagnosed and treated. If left untreated, it can lead to other serious health issues such as depression, diabetes, heart failure and stroke.
Sleep Apnea Affects Your Overall Health and Your Dentist Can Help
If you wake up tired or with a headache every day—or are a known snorer—you could be experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea happens when you stop breathing for short periods while asleep. Your body eventually jolts you awake so that you can start breathing normally again. You may or may not remember these periods of being awake before you go back to sleep.
These episodes can happen only a few times a night or hundreds. Sleep apnea hugely affects your overall health, but fortunately, your dentist can help treat the problem.
C R Dental Group Can Help
Dr. James Reisman and Dr. Jordana Contrucci. located in Dallas, Texas, are qualified in helping patients with sleep apnea to achieve a better night’s sleep. With the aid of a custom made appliance, those that suffer with sleeping disorders (and their partners!) can find relief. It is important that you talk to your dentist about any issues that can affect your oral health, as well as, your overall health. You may not realize the link between the two. And the sooner the diagnosis and treatment, the sooner everyone gets a good night’s sleep leading to a healthier, happier life.