You’ve had a hard, long day of work and all you want to do is get a restful, peaceful night’s sleep. We can all relate to that feeling at some point in our lives. But 20 minutes after you fall asleep, your bed partner wakes you up with his or her snoring. There goes your restful, uninterrupted night’s sleep! If you or your bed partner snores every night, you should realize that snoring could be a sign of sleep apnea. Being evaluated by a sleep apnea dentist would be a smart choice!
What happens without diagnosis or treatment?
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder because your breathing repeatedly starts and stops while you are sleeping. If sleep apnea goes without treatment, it can be very dangerous to your health. That is why, if you suspect that someone in your household has sleep apnea, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and get evaluated by a sleep apnea dentist.
Actually, if sleep apnea is left untreated and undiagnosed, the sufferer can also experience an increased risk of:
- Irregular heartbeats (also known as arrhythmias)
- Heart failure
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Automobile accidents due to lack of sleep throughout the night, and daytime sleepiness
- Changes in how your body uses energy, which, in turn, can increase your risk for obesity and diabetes
We are sure that you don’t want those serious consequences to occur for you or your loved ones.
Do you need sleep apnea treatment?
Some of their patients come in for their appointment and they tell us that they suffer from daytime sleepiness and tiredness. They have no idea why they feel that way, and are unsure if something is wrong with them. When we discuss their sleep apnea symptoms with them, we usually have to proceed to schedule a sleep study. The sleep study will tell us whether or not sleep apnea exists.
To effectively treat sleep apnea, the sufferer must be vigilant with long-term treatment using non-surgical or surgical methods. The Houston cosmetic dentists, Dr. Frazar and Dr. Hedge, recommend non-surgical sleep apnea treatment. This gives you the choice between using the CPAP breathing device, or a sleep apnea mouthpiece (mouth guard). More times than not, non-surgical solutions are highly effective and provide amazing results—restful, uninterrupted night’s sleep.
Come see our sleep apnea dentists today!
Our patients typically experience amazing results within just a few weeks of implementing our sleep apnea solutions! If you are ready for a restful, full-night’s sleep, you can contact our sleep apnea dentists to take advantage of our peace-inducing sleep solutions!