Sleeping Disorders Aren’t Funny

If you have been waking your partner up because he or she is gasping for breath it’s time to call your primary care physician or a sleeping disorders specialist.

According to Chittenden Dental if your partner snores, or seems to stop breathing for periods of time, the love of your life could be suffering from a sleeping disorder, a sleeping disorder that could be deadly.

Sleeping Disorders

Chittenden Dental explains that snoring, gasping for breath, waking up as many as 30 times a night because the person can’t breathe are all sure signs of something more serious.

If you follow this blog you will remember that bio-esthetic dentist Dr. Mike Morris has put in the time and additional training to help his patients get a better night sleep.

Chittenden Dental now offers patients who snore and those with sleep disorders alternatives. Alternatives to less conservative solutions such as surgery.

Sleeping Disorders More Serious than You Think

Also referred to as obstructive sleep apnea, OSA is a disorder that affects millions if not billions of people all over the United States and beyond.

So serious is this problem that some develop other problems. Those problems are more serious than the condition itself.

Issues that Occur Include:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Low Weight and Early Birth
  • COPD
  • Respiratory Problems

Signs of OSA and Snoring

One of the biggest signs of sleeping disorders is snoring. With that being said snoring isn’t always present in people who have obstructive sleep apnea.

Other Signs Include:

  • Breathing Cessations
  • Waking with a Dry Mouth
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Neckaches
  • Mood Swings
  • Low Libido
  • Insomnia
  • Problems Staying Awake

As previously mentioned snoring is a sign and should be observed. If you notice your partner doing any of the above along with snoring a sleeping disorder could be the reason why.

Treatment for Sleeping Disorders

Dr. Mike Morris is experienced in oral appliance therapy and MAGO therapy for sleeping disorders. If you follow this blog you will also recall that these therapies may be used in conjunction with the most common type of treatment, CPAP therapy.

Chittenden Dental also recommends losing weight if obesity is an issue. People who have large neck sizes and those who are carrying a few extra pounds may see a reduction in OSA episodes.

Chittenden Dental for OSA and Snoring

If you would like to learn more about treatment for snoring and sleeping disorders call or send a direct message and talk to Chittenden Dental today.




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