Tired of waking up in the middle of the night? If your bed partner snores, it may be affecting you more than you think. Sleep deprivation can become problematic over time and should be properly addressed. Many times your bed partner will deny the issue or overlook it.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. Even though this process can happen hundreds of times each night most are not aware it is happening.
Signs Your Partner May Have Sleep Apnea:
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Morning Headaches
- Unrefreshing Sleep
- Experienced Gasping
- Energy Loss
- Memory Loss
- Grinding Teeth At Night
An Oral Appliance Might Be Right For You
Benefits of oral appliances for sleep apnea:
- Covered by most medical insurances
- Easy to us and comfortable to wear
- Easy to travel with
- Better sleep
- Improved daytime functioning
- Higher compliance rates than CPAP therapy
- Less snoring
- May help improve the sleep of your partner
If you or your partner have any of these symptoms, contact our office for more information on how to sleep more comfortable and breathe easier. Treatment is simple and can be completed in a few appointments!
If you’d like to learn more about sleep apnea, and about how you can deal with sleep apnea in Kansas City, we invite you to give Drake Family Dentistry a call at (913) 721-1300. Kansas City dentist, Dr. Tom Drake and our entire team will gladly address any of your concerns. We’re excited to hear from you!