Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you are suffering from sleep apnea, then you may be having a hard time getting a goodnights sleep. If you have tried to get to bed earlier, exercise before bed, or other suggested tactics but still find you are waking up not feeling fully rested it’s very possible that you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea affects almost 18 million Americans both children and adults alike. Essentially, to gain a better understanding of how to determine whether or not you may be suffering from sleep apnea it would be beneficial if you had a better idea of the warning signs. Review the warning signs below:
Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea:
- Having difficulty sleeping
- Loud snoring or snorting
- Headaches when waking up
- Feeling drowsy in the day
Types of Sleep Apnea
Also, just like there are warning signs of sleep apnea there are also different types of sleep apnea that you should be aware of and one of these types of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This type of sleep apnea is the most common type. The second type of sleep apnea is called central sleep apnea.
Risk factors of obstructive sleep apnea include:
- Men are at a greater risk for developing it
- It is more common in overweight people
- Anyone over the age of 40 is at a higher risk
- Those with larger necks suffer more occurrences
- Large tongue or tonsils that block the airway
- Nasal obstruction from allergies or a deviated septum
- Gastroesophageal reflux condition (GERD)
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation
If you have noticed any of the above mentioned warning signs or if you are suffering from any of the risk factors associated with obstructive sleep apnea then it would be best if you contacted our office in order to schedule a sleep apnea consultation with our dentist so that you can be examined and diagnosed.