If you are always tired throughout the day, even following a long night of sleep, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Many Americans suffer from sleep apnea and don’t even realize the cause of their symptoms! Sleep apnea occurs when you have blocked airways during your sleep. The position of the jaw or tongue can block your air passages and keep you from breathing properly while you sleep. This can cause your sleep to be constantly interrupted and rob you of a quality sleep night after night. Sleep apnea not only keeps you from quality rest, but also can lead to many serious health conditions if left untreated.
Symptoms of sleep apnea can include:
- Loud snoring
- Waking gasping for air
- Dry mouth
- Morning headaches
- Trouble staying asleep at night
- Drowsiness throughout the day
- Trouble focusing
The good news is that we can help! A good night of sleep could really improve your productivity, your mood and your health. Our office can help you overcome your sleep apnea by giving you an oral sleep appliance to wear while you sleep. This oral appliance will position your tongue and jaw in a way that opens your airways, allowing you to have uninterrupted sleep. An oral appliance can also keep you from snoring loudly so you can fall into a deep sleep. In addition, an oral sleep appliance can also be a replacement option if you have a CPAP machine.
If you or a family member is having trouble sleeping, call our office today! If you live in the Fort Worth, TX area, schedule an appointment to get help with sleep apnea. Don’t wait, rest easier by contacting our office today!