Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder. It interferes with your ability to get deep sleep. Likewise, your symptoms could prevent those you love from getting quality sleep, too.
Do you have questions about sleep apnea and its treatment? Call 859-474-7830 to schedule a consultation to Edgewood, KY dental office. We want to help you get the answers you are seeking, starting with the questions below.
Does Snoring Mean I Have Sleep Apnea?
Possibly. Loud and persistent snoring is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, snoring can occur for a variety of reasons. To know for sure if you have OSA, you should complete a sleep study.
Can It Hurt My Health?
Unfortunately, yes, it can. Sleep apnea can prevent deep sleep, which can lead to sleep deprivation. This can increase your risk of being involved in an automobile accident. Since you stop breathing when you have this condition, that puts your body under stress when you are supposed to be recuperating from your daily activities. People with untreated OSA face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, and other health issues.
Can My Dentist Help Me Sleep Better?
Our doctors can! We help you get a custom oral appliance to wear while you sleep. This works by shifting the position of your lower jaw. This helps your airways stay open, so you can keep breathing when you fall asleep. That allows you to remain asleep long enough to enjoy deep, restful, quality sleep.