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Putting Sleep Apnea To Bed [BLOG]

When you’re tired all the time, it’s almost impossible to function. Even the simplest tasks take everything out of you. It’s one thing to miss out on one good night’s sleep, or maybe even a few nights in a row. Life can throw you curveballs that will inevitably affect your sleep every now and then.

But if you’re feeling exhausted over a long period of time without being able to attribute it to a life event or a particularly stressful situation, you might need to consider the possibility that you’re suffering from sleep apnea.  

Our highly trained team at Restorative & Implant Dentistry in Pompano Beach, FL can help you find out for sure if this sleeping disorder is causing your exhaustion and robbing you of a much needed restful sleep.   

The Basics Of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition where you basically stop breathing throughout the night. When you have sleep apnea, you may stop breathing for several seconds as you sleep. You’ll jerk yourself awake, resume a normal breathing pattern, and drift back to sleep. But it’s never a deep sleep because this pattern just repeats over and over throughout the night.

That’s why those who suffer from sleep apnea are so incredibly exhausted during the day. Your body never gets the deep, restful sleep it needs to adequately recharge itself and function properly.

Sleep apnea usually comes in two forms: central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea.

The most common of the two is obstructive sleep apnea where there is some sort of airway blockage that causes you to stop breathing periodically. With central sleep apnea, you stop breathing because the part of the brain that sends the message to your lungs and diaphragm to breathe basically stops working properly.

At Restorative & Implant Dentistry, we help patients find solutions. You don’t just need to correct your sleep disorder for the good of your health. You need it for your sanity! We can help you.

Common Causes & Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea certainly doesn’t discriminate. Anyone can have sleep apnea, but there are some factors that may contribute to the likelihood of having it. If you’re 40 years old or older, are overweight, or have a large neck, you have a higher chance of suffering from this disorder.

Because it happens while you’re sleeping, sometimes it’s hard to know if you have it. Even though it causes you to jerk awake several times throughout the night, you don’t necessarily remember waking up. There are some common red flags, though:

-Snoring loudly and often

-Irritability, moodiness, or depression

-Weight gain

-Sore throat

-Feeling tired throughout the day

-Inability to focus

Sleep Apnea Treatment In Pompano Beach

The first step in relieving the symptoms of sleep apnea is to make sure that’s the cause of your symptoms. Proper diagnosis can only happen by highly trained, experienced professionals like you’ll find at in our Pompano Beach dental office. Dr. Slootsky has been diagnosing and successfully treating sleep apnea sufferers for years. He can help you find relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea so you can start getting the deep, restful sleep you’ve been missing out on for far too long.

One of the most effective treatments for sleep apnea and the snoring that goes along with it is with a simple oral appliance that helps keep your airway free and clear so you can breathe easily while you sleep. Without all those constant interruptions, your body will finally begin to reach that deep level of sleep necessary for your internal batteries to fully recharge. No longer will you have to wake up feeling like you got no rest at all. Our team of specialists will do all we can to help you get the sleep you need so you can start enjoying life and resuming the kind of productivity you’re used to.

Are you ready to find answers to what’s causing your snoring and fatigue? Give us a call today at 954-590-0538 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment with us. If you have sleep apnea, we can help you put it to bed for good.