We know that there are many reasons you may think you don’t necessarily need to come in for a visit just yet. Even if you think that sleep apnea or some other problem with your sleep may be affecting you, there are some obstacles that cause you to choose not to pick up the phone to set up a time for a checkup. As you may have noticed, we strongly urge you to consider the opposite: Come see us! Even if you aren’t sure what’s happening. It’s much better to follow the old “better safe than sorry” adage when it comes to protecting your ability to achieve healthy sleep.
Don’t Make Assumptions
It’s very important that you do not make assumptions about whether or not you have sleep apnea. You may read through the symptoms and decide that you probably don’t have it because you only recognize one of them as being true to your experience. Remember that if you’re in the early stages, symptoms may not be obvious yet. If you don’t recall having woken up throughout the night, the snoring and gasping-for-air events may still have happened.
Don’t Attempt To Treat It Yourself
Instead of heading straight for the snoring aisle at your local drugstore, come in for a sleep apnea consultation. This will ensure you’re not attempting to treat an actual sleep disorder with breathing strips made specifically for light snoring.
Don’t Let The Jokes Fool You
Yes, there is certainly something hilarious about teasing people who snore loudly. However, if the cause of your snoring is sleep apnea, the problem itself is not a joke! It’s serious. It can lead, when ignored, to high blood pressure, liver problems, heart problems, etc. See us for a consultation, so you can receive any treatment you might need.
Treat Sleep Problems ASAP With Our Team
Rather than waiting and making assumptions, we strongly encourage you to schedule a visit with us right away if you think you may require care for a sleep problem. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.