When snoring gets serious
Does your significant other say that you snore heavily, only to stop breathing suddenly throughout the night? Are you often sleepy during the day and never feel truly rested, despite getting a full night’s sleep? These could be signs of sleep apnea, a disorder during which your breathing pauses or becomes very shallow multiple times throughout the night due to obstruction in your airway.
Sleep apnea has many serious consequences for your health. The only time the body can repair itself is during sleep, and if you are not getting restful sleep, many areas of your overall health will be effected. You may suffer from low energy levels and find it difficult to stay awake during the day. Sleep apnea has contributed to many automobile accidents after sufferers fell asleep behind the wheel.
Many Saginaw dental patients don’t know that they have sleep apnea, and therefore think it is harmless, but the disorder can cause serious systemic health problems including low blood oxygen levels, heart disease, heart attack, diabetes, stroke, and even a severe form of congestive heart failure.
Recent advances in technology now make it possible for Dr. Robinson to help treat sleep apnea right in our Saginaw dentist office. Once diagnosed by a physician, the most notable treatment is with oral appliance therapy (OAT). This device helps shift the jaw forward, opening up the airway and has been the answer to many suffering from sleep apnea that need a CPAP alternative.
If you would like relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea, contact us today to schedule a free sleep apnea consultation or to learn more about how we can help you achieve a peaceful night’s sleep. Give us a call today at (817) 953-2572 to find relief from your sleep apnea and take control of your health.