How Sleep Apnea Impacts Your Daily Life

It can feel good to start the day with a sense of energy and optimism. Unfortunately, when sleep apnea steals your ability to rest properly each night, you can find that your mornings start with a sluggish feeling that you are not able to fully shake. Problems with this condition can also negatively affect your mood and concentration in addition to your energy. Over time, it can also have a negative toll on your physical health, too. Our Livonia/Detroit, MI dentist’s office is ready to help you take on problems with your nightly breathing so that your condition no longer robs you of truly restful sleep. We can actually provide treatment with a custom oral appliance that can serve as a welcome alternative to care with a CPAP machine.

Is Sleep Apnea Making Your Daily Life Less Pleasant?

Because sleep apnea interferes with your ability to complete your rest cycles, it can be hard for you to feel refreshed when you wake up, and that can lead to a lack of energy that persists throughout the day. This condition can affect your ability to focus, it can leave you in an unpleasant mood, and it can even make it difficult to stay awake during the day. Over time, people who suffer from this issue can also find it harder to manage their mental and emotional well-being, something that will take a serious toll on their quality of life. Unfortunately, the lack of rest and the interference with your breathing can also have worrying physical effects.

Your Nightly Breathing Difficulties Can Hurt Your Health

Our bodies go through important recovery periods in the different stages of sleep. If your rest cycles are not being completed properly, you lose out on the kind of recovery you should experience during the night. One consequence to sleep apnea is trouble with an elevated heart rate, which can lead to problems with hypertension over time. This can be particularly serious, as high blood pressure can make you more vulnerable to heart disease.

Using Oral Appliance Therapy To Treat Your Sleep Difficulties

Instead of asking you to use a CPAP machine to treat your condition, your dentist can offer a custom oral appliance to stop problems with obstructive sleep apnea from impacting your quality of life. These appliances are custom-made so that they stay secure and provide relief from breathing difficulties throughout your rest.

Talk To Your Livonia/Detroit, MI Dentist About Sleep Apnea Treatment!

Through treatment for sleep apnea, you can improve on your physical health and avoid difficulties that can affect your physical and emotional health over time. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, contact your Livonia/Detroit, MI, dentist, Dr. Stewart, by calling (734) 425-4400.