Do you feel fatigued and sleepy during the day? Is it difficult to be productive and focused? Has your partner mentioned that you make loud snoring or gasping sounds during the night? You may be suffering from sleep apnea.
This sleep disorder consists of pauses in breathing throughout the night, usually accompanied by various noises—like excessive snoring or occasional gasping and choking. Some of the other tell-tale symptoms of sleep apnea are:
- Morning headaches.
- Irritability, depression, or mood swings.
- Difficulty learning.
- Dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up.
- Waking with a choking or gasping sensation.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Shepherd, DMD, right away. It is crucial to treat sleep apnea so that you can avoid the health problems associated with it. These problems include high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Sleep Apnea Devices
Sleep apnea devices are removable appliances that are worn at bedtime. We will create a custom-made sleep apnea device that will immensely improve your sleep apnea symptoms. The device will keep your airway open throughout the night to help you breathe well.
These devices are similar to sports guards or night guards. They are easy to transport, wear, care for, and maintain.
Sleep Apnea Education
Dr. Shepherd can also teach you about changing various habits in order to improve your sleep apnea. He can answer all of your questions and teach you about the behaviors that are associated with sleep apnea.
Some of the lifestyle changes that may alleviate sleep apnea include quitting smoking, sleeping on the side rather than the back, avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills, and losing weight.
Peaceful Rest Is Our Gift to You!
Dr. Shepherd, DMD, provides the devices and education you need to beat sleep apnea. Set up your consultation with him today by calling Infinity Dental. Soon you will be waking up refreshed and rested, ready to tackle each day!