Sleep apnea can affect many areas of your daily life during the night and during the day. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know the symptoms are hard to cope with. Getting a good night of rest can be very difficult without the right tools to help you get the sleep that you need. Many Americans don’t even realize that they are dealing with sleep apnea for many years. Once you discover you have sleep apnea, treatment can be life-changing! You’ll feel like a new person when you can finally get a good night of sleep and wake up with a full day of energy.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea may include:
- Loud snoring
- Excessive drowsiness even after a full night of sleep
- Waking up throughout the night choking or gasping for breath
- Dry mouth
- Morning headaches
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Trouble focusing
- Sleepiness while driving
If you can relate with many of these symptoms, there is a chance that you are suffering from sleep apnea. For years, the CPAP machine was the main source of treatment for sleep apnea. But in recent years, an oral appliance has shown great success in helping sleep apnea patients get a good night of rest. The oral appliance works by opening the airways and allowing you to breathe properly as you sleep. A monitor can be sent home to help your dentist determine if sleep apnea is the problem causing your symptoms and then treatment can be determined. If you are struggling with the symptoms of sleep apnea in Framingham, MA call our office today to set up an appointment. Take the first step towards a good night of sleep!