People who suffer from chronic fatigue may think they can just deal with it. Busy lifestyles and hard work make some people think they simply don’t have time for enough sleep, but sometimes daily fatigue can happen even if you are spending enough time in bed.
When there is an underlying cause for fatigue, there may be treatment options that could allow you to get better sleep in the same number of hours. Chronic fatigue is not only unpleasant, but it can be dangerous, especially on the job.
Why should you worry about fatigue at work?
If you always feel tired at work, your work performance may suffer.
- You may find it hard to concentrate, you may make mistakes and you might even take safety risks.
- It is particularly important to be well rested if you work at a job that requires operating machinery or using heavy equipment.
- If you have an office job, poor concentration could lead to serious errors that could be costly.
- Fatigue can hurt work relationships. When you are tired, you probably feel irritable and maybe even argumentative. This can have a negative impact on your relationships with co-workers, team members and your employer.
Is a sleep disorder impacting the quality of your sleep?
Sleep disorders can affect your sleep without your realizing it. This is why many people who think they get at least seven or eight hours of sleep a night may actually be getting less hours of full, restful sleep.
Unconscious waking periods in sleep apnea sufferers are caused by a blockage of air as it tries to pass through tissues at the back of the throat. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment can allow the free passage of air so that you can get a full night’s sleep.
How can a dentist help with sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea treatment from a dentist involves the use of a sleep orthotic, a device that is fit to your mouth and keeps your jaws in optimum position while you sleep to allow the free passage of air. This comfortable device is offered by our Milwaukee dentist as an alternative to cumbersome CPAP treatment that is offered by physicians.