If you snore during the night, you may worry about keeping your partner awake, and feel self-conscious. However, what many people fail to consider is that snoring can also be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition that can seriously affect your health. When you suffer from sleep apnea, you lose out on the crucial health benefits that accompany a full night’s rest, even if you believe you are sleeping through the night. You can experience grogginess and fatigue during the day. That exhaustion can also affect your memory. Sleep apnea can even increase your risk for heart disease and hypertension, and influence your mental health in negative ways. If you snore regularly, inform your dentist of this – they may be able to address your problem without requiring you to wear a CPAP machine.
How Your Dentist Can Address Sleep Apnea (Without A CPAP Machine)
When you put a stop to sleep apnea, you are putting an end to a problem that breaks you from your sleep cycle through the night. Many people assume treatment is only possible with a CPAP machine, which can make it difficult for people to feel comfortable. Your dentist may be able to supply you with an alternative, a special oral appliance you wear that will keep your breathing passages open throughout the night.
Taking Oral Health Threats Seriously
If you think something may be wrong with your oral health, make sure you inform your dentist. If you let sleep apnea go unaddressed, it can impact your quality of life, and create real health concerns. Ignoring more common dental concerns, like a prolonged toothache, can also put your smile in real jeopardy. Regular dental checkups create opportunities for you to bring up any concerns you may have.
Talk To Hillsview Dental About Your Snoring Problem
At Hillsview Dental, you can talk to Dr. Criss about your snoring problem, and look forward to help that will let you rest comfortably, and quietly, throughout the night. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, please call Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652. We look forward to hearing from you!