If your nightly rest tends to be noisy due to problems with snoring, you may feel embarrassed as well as worried that you are making it harder for your partner to sleep. You can also worry that your loud, difficult breathing points to a larger issue with your well-being. Not everyone who snores struggles with sleep apnea, but the two conditions are often connected. If you snore and also struggle with daily fatigue, a lack of focus, more frequent headaches and problems with throat soreness, or have conditions that make you more prone to sleep apnea, you should be concerned. By bringing this matter up with your Livonia/Detroit, MI dentist, you can learn about an effective solution for problems with snoring and sleep apnea, one that will not require a CPAP machine!
Snoring Can Point To A Worrying Problem With Your Nightly Breathing
Problems with your nightly breathing can cause you to snore. If you are snoring because you are dealing with obstructive sleep apnea, that can be just one of many issues that should worry you. This is a problem that keeps you from breathing throughout the night; when interruptions in your air flow force you out of rest, they can make it harder for you to complete your rest cycles. What this leads to is a larger disruption in your health, one that can deprive you of energy, alter your mood, and make it more difficult for you to manage your overall health.
Paying Attention To The Signs Of Sleep Apnea
There are different warning signs of sleep apnea, as well as risk factors that make it more likely to affect you. You may have difficulty staying focused and alert during the day when you are not enjoying restful sleep. You can also find it harder to manage your blood pressure, which can rise due to the frequent interruptions in your breathing. Existing health issues can also prove more difficult to manage.
Looking at the active issues that point to sleep apnea will be important. It is also important that you take note of whatever risk factors you have that can make trouble with your rest more likely. A person who is overweight, has a larger neck, has suffered a deviated septum, or has a family history of this condition can be more likely to experience it.
We Can Help You Take On Nightly Breathing Difficulties
Though CPAP machines are often used to treat nightly issues with sleep and breathing, this is not the only way that the matter can be resolved. Another approach can rely on a custom oral guard to keep your airways open. With the guard in place, you can stop airway obstructions from occurring and stay at rest. We use digital imaging technology to carefully evaluate you and determine the right shape and size for your guard.
Talk To Your Livonia/Detroit, MI Dentist About Your Worries Over Snoring
If you are growing worried about issues with snoring, please contact your Livonia, MI, dentist, Dr. Stewart, by calling (734) 425-4400.