Do You or a Loved One Snore? It May Be Sleep Apnea
Barnyard animals, gravel trucks, buzz saws, and slithering snakes are just some of the things you’ll hear in a snore. If you live alone, you might never know you snore, but if you live with others, you could hear about it every day. Snoring can put enormous strain on your relationships, but it can also do the same to your body.
The last thing anyone wants to hear is that their sleep is killing them. But if you snore, this might actually be true.
Sleep Apnea Is Much More Than Snoring
Snoring can lead to fights and someone sleeping on the couch, but it’s also a sign of a serious medical condition: sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is estimated to affect 22 million Americans and countless others who share a room with them. Central sleep apnea (CSA) occurs when the body periodically stops respiration during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is more common and occurs when the tongue, large tonsils, excess tissue, or another blockage restricts the body’s main airway. Untreated sleep apnea can cause a variety of health problems, including the following:
- Low blood oxygen levels
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular problems
- Increased risk of stroke
- Diabetes mellitus
- Tiredness and irritability
Our Custom-Made Dental Devices Will Let You and Your Partner Sleep Better
At Restoration Sleep Solutions, we offer custom-made nonsurgical dental devices that can alleviate sleep apnea without radically altering the way you sleep. Simply insert the custom-made device when you’re going to bed to prevent your jaw, tongue, and neck from restricting air flow, the cause of snoring. For many people, these snoring solutions are an attractive alternative to CPAP machines, which can restrict movement or surgery, which can have associated risks. Our devices are also covered by most health insurance providers, making them affordable!
A lack of good sleep can also spill over into behavior, negatively impacting mood, personal relationships, and even your and your loved one’s career. Sleep apnea can make life difficult for the person suffering from it, as well as for those around them, making it imperative to begin treatment as soon as possible. Those who think they may be suffering from sleep apnea should consult with a doctor to determine the best snoring treatment, before it causes serious health problems.
Schedule a FREE Consultation to Learn About Treatment Options
Don’t let snoring become something that gets between you, your health, and your relationships, especially when it can be so simple to treat. Dr. Walker can help you determine the cause and a course of treatment for your snoring, which may help save your relationships – and your life!