Are your holiday nights being robbed of peace and silence because of loud, chronic snoring?
Then let our team at Restorative & Implant Dentistry in Pompano Beach, FL help you find rest and relief with sleep apnea treatment. Knowing the warning signs of sleep apnea will help you get one step closer to restoring the quiet, peaceful nights you, and your family, needs this season!
Loud Snoring: Annoying Quirk Or Serious Issue?
Loud snoring once in awhile isn’t really something to be concerned about. Anyone can snore every now and then. A night of too much holiday bubbly or a stressful situation can make you snore more loudly than usual.
But if your loud snoring has been going on for some time, persistently, then it could be a sign of something more serious.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that doesn’t discriminate. While it’s a condition more common among men who are overweight, it can actually affect people of any age, gender, or size.
It’s when your airways become blocked while you sleep, either because of too much pressure on your throat muscles or because of some other malfunctioning during the brain’s communication process to your air passages.
Once your airways are blocked, you will jerk awake and try to breathe again. This is a pattern that repeats over and over through the night, causing you to feel completely worn out most of the time.
What Loud, Persistent Snoring Could Be Saying
When people think of sleep apnea, snoring is probably the first thing that comes to mind because it happens to be such a common red flag for the disorder.
Since sleep apnea can pose such a dangerous list of health problems, it’s actually a good thing that it comes with a symptom like snoring. That’s because when it comes to this noticeable, loud habit, it makes it more likely someone will tip you off that you have this sleep condition. Your sleep partner or someone else in your family will probably let you know that you snore night after night.
If you live alone, however, it can be really easy for sleep apnea to fall under the radar, which puts your health at risk. Without proper treatment, your sleep apnea could lead to health consequences like:
-High Blood Pressure
That’s why it’s so important that you get the help you need for proper, healthy breathing. Let’s take a look at more of the signs that sleep apnea is affecting you. You can start by asking yourself the following questions:
-Do you wake up feeling tired?
-Do you often wake up with a sore throat?
-Do you have a hard time concentrating each day?
-Have you been gaining weight for no apparent reason?
-Do you experience frequent painful headaches?
-Are you having memory problems?
-Do you feel exhausted day after day?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, sleep apnea could be behind it all. You don’t have to put your family through more sleepless nights or put your own health at risk.
That’s because our team at Restorative & Implant Dentistry can help you get to the bottom of your symptoms and treat diagnosed sleep apnea in our Pompano Beach, FL dental office.
Restore Peace In Your Home This Season!
This is the time of year when you should be enjoying peaceful nights with your family. It’s hard to do that when you, and everyone else in your household, is exhausted from lack of sleep. If your loud snoring is keeping everyone up night after night, then it’s time to call our team at Restorative & Implant Dentistry.
We can conduct a sleep test that will determine whether or not your snoring and other symptoms are linked to sleep apnea. Once we conclude you have sleep apnea, figuring out the appropriate treatment is the next step.
One of the ways we can help you get a restful night’s sleep is with a custom oral appliance. More comfortable for some patients than the mask of a CPAP machine, it will push your lower jaw into a better position so you can keep breathing easily while you sleep.
Dr. Slootsky and Dr. Baez are highly-trained professionals who have the necessary skills and experience to finally get you, and your family, the silent, peaceful nights you’ve been missing this season.