Do you have sleep apnea? You might be suffering from this serious health condition, but without a proper diagnosis from a health professional, you might not know it. Millions of Americans are losing out on quality sleep every night because of sleep apnea, but it doesn’t just make you tired; sleep apnea can put a strain on your body and lead to a number of health threats. Among the services we offer at Comal Dental in New Braunfels, Texas is sleep apnea therapy, a treatment for sleep apnea that can help protect your health and give you a good night’s rest.
Sleep apnea is a breathing problem that can lead to long interruptions in breathing throughout the night. Some interruptions can leave you without breathing for 10 seconds or longer, and this can bring you out of deep sleep as your body fights to take a breath. This is why you feel so tired after a bout with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can also lead to snoring because of the structures blocking the airway. Health problems related to sleep apnea include heart attack and stroke.
Symptoms of sleep apnea include: chronic fatigue, snoring, problems concentrating, choking or gasping during sleep, dry mouth when waking, sore throat in the morning, headache, frequent trips to the bathroom at night, depression. If you’re experiencing these symptoms or have migraine headaches and haven’t been able to get a diagnosis as to why, we can direct you to a doctor who can assess you for sleep apnea.
Our office offers CPAP alternative sleep apnea therapy involving mouthguards specifically designed to help keep the airway clear and breathing free.
To learn more about sleep apnea therapy and your own case of sleep apnea, contact Comal Dental in New Braunfels, Texas. We’re convenient for patients from Northcliff and Seguin as well, offering this and other dental treatments with great compassion and a commitment to excellence.