Sleep Apnea Can Leave You Fighting Daily Fatigue

If you find yourself reaching for an extra cup of coffee to finish your work day, even if you enjoyed a full night’s rest, you may be dealing with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is well-known for causing people to snore, but there are other warning signs you can recognize. Daily fatigue can occur because your body is failing to complete your sleep cycles. That will interfere with how rested you feel. People with sleep apnea can also find themselves struggling with irritability, and short-term memory struggles. Of course, there are also larger concerns due to sleep apnea’s ability to put you at risk for major health problems, like heart disease.

Untreated Sleep Apnea Can Be A Big Problem For Your Health

If you go without treatment for your sleep apnea, you can continue to fall short of enjoying a full night’s sleep. This can cause issues with existing health issues, like diabetes, and may aggravate mental health issues. It can also put you at a greater risk for serious problems, like heart disease.

Treating Sleep Apnea With Your Dentist’s Help

Your dentist can work with you to address sleep apnea by providing you with a special oral appliance to wear during the night. This appliance will keep your airways open while you sleep. This prevents you from snoring, and it prevents your body from having to “wake up” to clear airway blockages.

Taking Full Advantage Of The Support Your Dentist Can Provide

When you see your dentist regularly, you are more likely to have access to the services they provide. Your dentist can do more than just protect you against cavities. Our practice can address issues with your periodontal tissue, and your jaw health and function.

Talk To Family First Dental About Sleep Apnea

At Family First Dental, our practice is proud to offer dedicated care to patients seeking care for issues like sleep apnea. By treating this issue with the help of Dr. Cook, you can avoid having to use a CPAP machine, and still enjoy a full night’s rest! To learn more, you can schedule an appointment by calling Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.