Is snoring keeping you or a loved one from getting a good night’s sleep? Snoring is one of the many signs of sleep apnea and may rob you of a good night’s sleep, and everyone around you! Poor quality of sleep can affect every area of your life. You may be less productive, constantly tired and always wishing for more sleep.
The following symptoms could be warning signs of sleep apnea:
- Waking with dry mouth/throat
- Loud snoring
- Waking with a gasp or choking
- Excessive drowsiness / lack of energy throughout the day
- Sleepy while driving
- Waking with a headache
- Restless sleep
- Changes in mood
- Breathing through the mouth while sleeping
- Weight gain
If some or most of these symptoms are relatable, you may have sleep apnea. A visit with your dentist can help determine if you have sleep apnea. Your dentist can then recommend treatment to help you get a good night’s rest every night! Sleep deprivation is detrimental to quality of life. Lack of sleep or a poor night’s rest can affect your work, your interaction with family and your overall well being. In addition, long-term sleep apnea can lead to serious health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression and more.
Don’t let your sleep apnea go untreated! If you are looking for answers to your sleep apnea in Newcastle, OK, or if you would like to find out if you have sleep apnea, give us a call! A breathing machine or mouthpiece could be necessary to help open your airways or give you enough oxygen for proper rest. Let your dentist help you get a better night’s sleep! Call us today!