Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Stop Snoring Now With 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 and throughout the world deal with the negative side effects a bad nights sleep can have on living happy and successful lives.
If someone in your family is experiencing some of the following symptoms — or especially combinations 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:
- Higher blood pressure.
- Feeling lethargic, or less productive.
- Gasping or wheezing during sleep.
- Feeling less capable of handling stress, stressful situations, or even day to day activities.
- Memory loss, or feelings of forgetfulness.
- Frequent feelings of tiredness, even with a full nights sleep.
- Feelings of unrest, and/or restlessness.
- Suffering from mood swings and/or mood changes.
- Nights of waking up frequently.
Sleep apnea is when someone stops breathing while they are sleeping for short periods of time. This pause in normal breathing can be as short as a couple seconds, or as long as around a couple of minutes. Regardless of length, the result is the same – a bad nights sleep. Snoring on the other hand can cause sleep to be interrupted as well, and even interrupt the sleep of those around you.
If you or someone in your family is suffering from sleep apnea, Dr. Brian Scaff and his team can work with you to examine 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 that you and your family can have a better idea of what you can do about this issue. 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 stop snoring. Dr. Scaff knows that it can be difficult to stop snoring because it isn’t always simple, however, to help we 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.