If you are like many who have trouble sleeping through the night, then you are going to want to read this. If you or your partner snores, this is a major sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that interferes with your breathing as you sleep and is a condition that millions of Americans face. That is why there are a variety of new treatment options available. Sleep is important to your mental, emotional, and physical health, which is why it’s best to seek treatment as soon as possible if it is disrupted regularly.
One form of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea. This is caused by tissue in your body that is blocking your airway and restricting your breathing as you sleep. Snoring is your body’s way of grasping for air. Teeth grinding is another symptom which causes jaw pain and can chip or damage your teeth over time. It is not uncommon to wake up gasping for air or coughing because of the difficulty breathing.
To get the most effective treatment, it’s best to talk to your dentist, Dr. Jason Roe about your symptoms. With proper diagnosis, wider options of treatment may be available such as night guards, dental appliances, or a CPAP machine. Most night guards or dental appliances work to hold your lower jaw in place while keeping the tongue or other soft tissues clear from the air pipe as you sleep.
To learn more about sleep apnea and how to seek treatment, click here. You are also invited to call our dental office Pro Dental Dallas in Dallas, TX, at 972-931-1777 or click here to schedule your consultation today!