The effects of Gainesville sleep apnea can extend to potential health problems that include those related to your heart. Many people have the condition but are not aware of it. Here at Parent Dental Group, our goal is to help you identify possible sleep apnea, have it accurately diagnosed, and receive the most effective treatment to mitigate the signs of it.
When your breathing is shallow as you sleep, possibly even stopping, that is what is known as Gainesville sleep apnea. The stoppage may only be for a few seconds, but the very idea is alarming. And the stoppages occur repeatedly throughout the night, often up to dozens or even hundreds of time. What are the results of all this? You may find it hard to wake up in the morning, and experience fatigue or sleepiness during the day even though you had a full night’s sleep. Among the other symptoms are night sweats, morning headaches, waking with a dry mouth or sore throat, a sudden feeling of choking or gasping in the middle of the night, restless sleep, snoring, and sexual dysfunction. There is greater risk of Gainesville sleep apnea if you are African-American, Hispanic, or Pacific-Islander. Being overweight and male also increases the chances that you will get this condition. Diagnosis includes getting a sleep study done, along with the help of our dentist in determining an applicable treatment to address it. For many patients, a simple oral appliance worn while sleeping is the best option for providing the desired results.
Have you noticed any of the indications of sleep apnea? If you have a bed partner, ask if you snore. And then reach out to our office to book an appointment to come in for the proper care. You should absolutely not ignore the problem. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much better you will feel when it has been resolved.