Did you know that you could have a serious sleeping disorder and not even know it? That’s right, according to Yellow Springs Dental people who live alone could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Trevor Maples and Dr. Richard Rogers explain that obstructive sleep apnea leaves sufferers depressed, moody and tired. In addition those with sleeping disorders also wake up with headaches and dry mouth.
Do You Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
While you may live alone there are some things you can look for if you suspect you are suffering from a sleeping disorder or more specifically, obstructive sleep apnea.
Other things to look for if you are suffering from OSA include:
- Dry Mouth
- Mood Swings
- Loss of Libido
- Cessations in Breathing
- Waking up Gasping
According to Dr. Trevor Maples and Dr. Richard Rogers any of the above signs are reason enough to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.
If you have trouble staying awake at the wheel or can’t keep your eyes open when you are at work you are dealing with a dangerous situation and should see a sleep specialist immediately.
Once you are diagnosed with OSA talk to your Yellow Springs Dental about oral appliance therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy Frederick
Consisting of custom made splints and mouth guards along with other types of therapy that may or may not include CPAP therapy.
Once fitted, you will be well on your way to beating your sleeping disorder once and for all. Moreover, you will feel more productive and happier during your waking hours.
Of course if you have already been diagnosed with OSA or snore on a consistent basis, you have come to the right place. Yellow Springs Dental are experts when it comes to finding the best appliance to use while you sleep.
Custom made for you and your mouth these devices gently hold the mouth into position so that your airways remain open.
You may or may not know that OSA closes the throat while the person suffering sleeps. This is caused by the throat relaxing so much it closes altogether.
Those at Risk:
- People who are overweight
- Those with a large neck size
- People who have OSA in the family
- Heavy alcohol drinkers
- People on certain medications
For some curbing bad habits and losing weight have had a dramatic effect on OSA symptoms. For others nothing has worked, not even medication or relaxation exercises. For those people dental appliances could be the answer.
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea schedule an appointment with Yellow Springs Dental today.