There are few things that are more unsettling than when you cannot breathe properly. And that is a key aspect of sleep apnea. Your breathing becomes shallow as you sleep, and may even stop completely for seconds at a time. There is something you can do about it, though. At Fifth Avenue Dental Associates, we offer treatments for the disorder.
Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea Fort Hamilton are feeling tired even though you had a full night’s rest, difficulty waking up, night sweats, morning headaches, dry mouth or sore throat when you first get up, sudden waking in the middle of the night as if you are choking or gasping, and sexual dysfunction. The most common sign associated with Sleep apnea Fort Hamilton, though, is snoring. If you have a bed partner, you may know about it, but otherwise it will take a sleep study to make that determination. Either way, the study is important to proper diagnosis and subsequent treatment. If you do have sleep apnea, our dentist will discuss with you the possible options when it comes to addressing it most effectively. We are pleased to have easy to use, safe appliances that are known to work very well. In addition, it is a good idea for you to take a close look at the lifestyle changes you can make that will also assist in the reduction or even elimination of symptoms. Among them are losing weight (if you need to), giving up smoking, avoiding alcohol too close to bedtime, and ceasing the use of sleeping pills. Many people often find that sleeping on their side helps, as well. Only in more severe cases will surgery be a consideration.
If you’re suffering the ill effects of sleep apnea Fort Hamilton, simply reach out to our office right now and schedule an appointment to come in.