Sleep Apnea At
First Impressions Dental
Complete Perth Family Dentistry
Is Sleep apnea keeping you up at night? If you find yourself waking up gasping for air or with a dry mouth and sore throat every morning, you could have sleep apnea. This is a common condition in which the person stops breathing or breathes shallowly while sleeping. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to other health complications like high blood pressure, stress, and depression, which is why it’s so important to have it diagnosed and treated. At First Impressions Dental, your teeth, and your wellbeing are our priority. Our experienced experts in sleep apnea are here to help diagnose and treat your Sleep apnea!
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is very common, in fact, 1 in 5 adults have mild obstructive sleep apena. One of the first things that you can do to determine if you have sleep apnea is to reflect on your snoring habits. If you notice that you snore heavily, stop breathing while you are sleeping or make gasping sounds throughout the night, this could be a sign that you may have sleep apnea.
If you are experiencing unexplained headaches, impaired memory, sore throats, a dry mouth, or extreme tiredness, this could also be that you have sleep apnea.
If you notice that those around you have been complaining of loud snoring or even waking up due to your snoring, we’d recommend seeking the advice of your dental professional.
Sleep Apnea Diagnosis
If the above symptoms resonate with you, then it is time to take some steps toward diagnosis. If you are found to have sleep apnea, then you will be urged to visit a specialist to determine the course of treatment moving forward.
Visit First Impressions Dental
One of the most overlooked aspects of sleep apnea is dental health. Sleep apnea can be treated with the help of an experienced dental professional. To treat your sleep apnea, you may require a dental appliance. This is an effective, convenient and comfortable alternative to CPAP therapy or corrective surgery. These devices help to keep the airway open during sleep and are much less restrictive than CPAP devices. Dental devices are also priced very competitively compared to treatments like CPAP, and much cheaper compared to surgery. One of the best ways to determine if you have sleep apnea is to visit your friendly dental professionals at First Impressions Dental. Book your visit today!