Untreated sleep apnea can rob you of a decent night’s sleep and endanger your health along the way. If you wake your partner up at night with your snoring, wake up with heart palpitations and feeling anxious and out of breath, you might have sleep apnea.
This sleep disorder can also leave you feeling sleepy during the day, cause morning headaches, and leave you feeling mentally foggy. When you have sleep apnea you basically stop breathing for ten seconds or longer at a time in your sleep.
Unfortunately, untreated sleep apnea puts you at greater medical risk for other health problems, including stroke, heart attack, and increased blood pressure. To determine whether you have this sleep disorder, you will need to be evaluated using technology to monitoring your breathing activity while you sleep. After you have a diagnosis you can begin treating this condition.
Do you suspect you might have sleep apnea? If falling asleep or staying asleep seems next to impossible, or you wake up gasping and feeling like you are choking, you may benefit from our sleep apnea oral appliance. We invite you to work with our dentist and to determine if you have mild to moderate sleep apnea. If so, our custom sleep therapy appliance can treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth to keep your airway open as you sleep.
For more information, please give our team a call at Monte Vista Dental in Turlock, California. Drs. Param Gill and Lavanya Gill are pleased to help you receive the quality sleep you need. We invite you to call 209.669.6500 today and get your healthy smile back on track.