See how Your Dental Office in Brick NJ can Protect You from Another Exhausting, Sleepless Night
Snoring is a common nighttime disturbance that people suffer from on a daily basis and can be seen as a simple annoyance, but there is more to snoring than one might think. The noises and exhaustion aren’t your only issues, which is why your dental office in Brick NJ is here to discuss sleep apnea and why addressing those frustrating snores can benefit both you and family members or loved ones around you.
Generally, people don’t address sleep apnea because they don’t believe it affects your health—when you’re young, you just think that some people snore and some people don’t. It was thought as funny when your grandfather would fall asleep in his favorite chair and snore the day away, but sleep apnea can be a serious issue that not enough people discuss or bring to light.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where your breathing repeatedly stops and starts throughout the night. One of the most common symptoms is snoring, but there are other symptoms that people generally don’t relate to their snoring habits. There are three types of sleep apnea:
· Obstructive, the more common form, when your throat muscles relax as you sleep and block your airways
· Central, when your brain doesn’t send the proper signals to your muscles that control your breathing
· Complex, a combination of obstructive and central
Like we mentioned, snoring isn’t the only symptom that people with sleep apnea suffer from. They may also wake up in the middle of the night due to a shortness of breath, waking up in the morning with a dry mouth or sore throat, difficulty staying asleep throughout the whole night, headaches and excessive exhaustion throughout your day, and more. These are all important warning signs that people should take seriously and bring to our attention so you’re able to have a full night’s rest.
Our dental office in Brick NJ offers sleep apnea treatment, so call us today at (732) 477-7272 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our service. You and those around you deserve a long and healthy night of sleep and we’re happy to help.