Sleep Apnea Risk Factors

Is it possible that your issues with snoring and daily fatigue are linked to sleep apnea? Are you more vulnerable to this issue than you realize? It is important that you take the potential issue with this nighttime problem seriously. Letting it go untreated can have real consequences for your well-being, as it stops you from enjoying a full night’s rest. The longer you go without the ability to complete your rest cycles and sleep soundly, the more you can experience issues with your mood, ability to manage tasks during the day, and health! At our Livonia/Detroit, MI dentist’s office, we can help you determine if this is a problem that you need to worry about. If it is, we can work with you on providing a lasting treatment solution.

Is It Really Just A Snoring Problem, Or Is It Something More?

You may be aware that you snore, but does snoring mean that you have an issue with sleep apnea? There are certain issues during the day that you should look out for. These include a lack of energy and persistent fatigue during the day, a lack of focus and short-term memory, and trouble staying awake during the day. You may also experience an increase in headaches and dry mouth.

What Makes A Person Susceptible To Sleep Apnea?

There are certain health conditions to watch out for, as they can point to a higher risk for sleep troubles. High blood pressure, being overweight, a family history of sleep issues, and having a large neck or deviated septum can affect how susceptible you are to this kind of trouble. Being mindful of these factors can help you seek treatment, as it can point to a greater chance that sleep apnea already affects you.

Using Oral Appliance Therapy To Address Your Sleep Troubles

What will it take to help you sleep soundly again? While you may expect that your treatment will require a CPAP machine, this may not be necessary. Instead, we can provide a custom oral appliance that helps you breathe properly as you rest. Through oral appliance therapy, we can make your treatment more comfortable as we address the problem with airway obstructions caused by the soft tissues in your throat.

Talk To Your Livonia/Detroit, MI Dentist’s Office About Sleep Apnea

If you think that sleep apnea is impacting your quality of life, let us know! Dr. James Stewart has experience addressing this sleep disorder. We can provide the appropriate solution to your issue and help you regain the ability to rest properly. If you have questions about this or any other service, let us know! To find out how we can help you, contact your Livonia/Detroit, MI, dentist, Dr. Stewart, by calling (734) 425-4400.