You know a good night’s sleep is vital for a variety of health reasons and helps you be your best throughout the day.
Unfortunately, more and more people are being robbed of good sleep due to an increase in sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD).
Bouts of SRBD are characterized by recurring episodes of interrupted respiratory airflow throughout the night as soft tissues in the back of the throat collapse during sleep, partially obstructing the windpipe.
If this problem becomes chronic, you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a dangerous disorder that affects more than 5% of Australians and causes significant blockage of your upper airway for extended periods of time, lowering your blood-oxygen levels to worrying levels.
Many sleep apnea sufferers experience micro-arousals, and can wake up 50 or more times per hour without remembering a single time, completely robbing them of healthy sleep.
Simply Dental Can Help Relieve Sleep Apnea Symptoms
While the most common warning sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is chronic, loud snoring, there is an excellent chance that your dentist will be the first healthcare professional to discover your disorder during one of your bi-annual checkups.
However, before you seek actual treatment for sleep apnea, you should be formally diagnosed by a sleep care specialist or your family physician first.
Once you’ve been diagnosed with OSA, book your appointment with Simply Dental for proper sleep apnea treatment and therapy to regain your ability to enjoy deep, peaceful sleep.
Are you concerned you may have sleep apnea?
If you want to sleep more soundly throughout the night and wake up refreshed, ready to take on your day at your best, it’s time to take action.
The first step is to contact your primary care physician or a qualified sleep specialist to receive your official diagnosis. From there, relieving your sleep apnea symptoms is as simple as coming into Simply Dental for your routine checkup and talking to your dentist about your sleep apnea treatment options.