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Oak Creek Dentist Addresses Lack Of Sleep

Get better sleep in Oak Creek

westman-sleep loss and behaviorDoes it feel that no matter when you go to bed you’re always tired? Do you frequently have headaches when you awaken in the morning? Do you ever awake, with a start, in the middle of the night feeling like you have to catch your breath?

Sleep apnea could be the cause of every above symptom. The sad part is, sleep apnea not only affects adults, especially once you hit middle age, but also affects roughly 2% of children. Height and weight development could be retarded in children who are afflicted by sleep apnea.

Don’t be mis-behaving!

Behavioral changes can occur. How does sleep apnea affect behavior? In children, sleep apnea can cause an inability to concentrate which could lead to a misdiagnosis of ADD or ADHD. In adults, the lack of restful sleep can cause irritability, lack of cognitive function, impaired motor skills and reflex. Sleep apnea can also disrupt relationships because a common symptom of sleep apnea is snoring. Snoring can keep your partner awake robbing them of the restful sleep they need as well.

Good sleep leads to good behavior

There are many treatments for sleep apnea, depending on the severity of your disorder. For very mild sleep apnea, a change in diet, sleep position or quitting smoking can reduce or alleviate your symptoms. Moderate to severe sleep apnea that results from a blockage in the airway can be treated by your dentist with either oral appliances or upper airway surgery.

Your Oak Creek dentist could be your sleep solution

There are so many options for correcting your sleep apnea that you don??t have to live with debilitating effects of this problem any longer. Going into your Oak Creek dentist for a consultation is the first step in you being able to get a good night??s rest once again. Don??t let sleep apnea control your life any longer. Ask your dentist if they are a dental sleep specialist. Your dentist, or the specialist he recommends, can help you find the best form of treatment, or a combination of treatments that will provide you with the relief you deserve.

Find out if you have sleep apnea

Take my simple on-line sleep questionnaire to see if you fatigue is indeed cause by sleep apnea.?

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