How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health
March 31, 2017
Category: Sleep Apnea
Tags: Sleep Apnea  

Could your daytime exhaustion be due in part to this sleep disorder?sleep apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, some of which don’t even know that they suffer from this sleep disorder. Sleep apnea interrupts your breathing throughout sleep, and a sufferer can experience hundreds of breathing cessations throughout the course of one night. Besides daytime exhaustion and irritability, most people think that sleep apnea really isn’t an issue, but our Cambridge, WI, sleep apnea dentist, (serving the Madison, WI, area), Dr. Angela Bauer is here to tell you why you will want to seek medical attention if you think you might have sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a serious condition because it can also cause other health problems including,

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Liver problems

Also, because of the extreme fatigue that sleep apnea causes it can also make it more difficult for people to concentrate. You may also increase your chances of workplace injuries or automobile accidents due to sleepiness. This is why it’s so important to seek medical care right away if you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea.

How can our Cambridge, WI general dentist help?

As anyone who has been diagnosed with sleep apnea knows, CPAP therapy tends to be the most common way to treat sleep apnea symptoms. Why? It’s effective and it works. This can be a major relief for many sufferers; however, CPAP therapy isn’t for everyone.

Some people find that their symptoms don’t improve or that they still don’t get better sleep because they have to wear a mask over their face every night. CPAP machinery can also be a bit noisy at times, which can keep light sleepers awake. If CPAP isn’t providing you with the symptom relief you’ve been looking for then it’s time to talk to us.

What is oral appliance therapy?

Instead of wearing a mask over your face while you sleep you will just pop in a custom-made dental device that is designed for those with obstructive sleep apnea. The device will hold the jaws in a forward position to keep the airways open as you sleep and to prevent them from collapsing or being obstructed. Oral appliance therapy can often treat those with mild cases of sleep apnea.

Don’t let sleep apnea ruin one more night’s rest for you. Turn to your sleep apnea dentist at Dental Center for Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Cambridge, WI (serving the Madison, WI, area). Find out if oral appliance therapy could improve the quality of your sleep.