Stop Snoring Now With Help From Your Austin Dentist
If you and your family have been struggling to get a good night’s rest because of sleep issues such as sleep apnea and snoring, you aren’t alone. Countless families across the country deal with the negative side effects a bad night’s sleep can have on living happy and successful lives.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
If someone in your family is experiencing some of the following symptoms—or some combination of these symptoms—there is a chance that they may be suffering from sleep apnea or have a snoring issue that is causing them to sleep poorly.
Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
- Higher blood pressure.
- Feeling lethargic or less productive.
- Gasping or wheezing during sleep.
- Feeling less capable of handling stress or even day-to-day activities.
- Memory loss or feelings of forgetfulness.
- Daytime sleepiness, even with a full night’s sleep.
- Feelings of agitation or restlessness.
- Suffering from mood swings and/or mood changes.
- Waking up frequently in the night.
Sleep apnea is a condition where someone stops breathing while they are sleeping for short periods of time. This pause in normal breathing can be as short as a few seconds or as long as a couple of minutes.
Regardless of the length of the interruption, the result is the same – a bad night’s sleep. Snoring can also interrupt your sleep and even interrupt the sleep of those around you.
What Can I Do About A Sleep Disorder?
If you or someone in your family is suffering from sleep apnea, we can work with you to determine the reasons behind it. We can provide you with a take-home sleep test (also known as a pulse oximeter) to help determine sleep patterns, so you and your family can have a better idea of what you can do about those sleep issues.
If sleep apnea is present, our team can work with your physician to help you find a way to get your sleeping back on track.
If you have a snoring problem, our team can also work with you to help you control it. It can be difficult to stop snoring because the causes aren’t always simple. That said, we can offer snoring devices and appliances that can help you on your path to a snore-free night.
Whether you are suffering from sleep apnea or would like to stop snoring, we want to help. Have any questions about sleep apnea or snoring? Please contact us today at our office in Austin, even if you’re in the surrounding areas of Cedar Park or Round Rock.