At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we often see patients who say they have been struggling with deficient sleep for months or even years. Some of these men and women end up being diagnosed with sleep apnea or related conditions.
You Can’t Just “Tough It Out”
The reluctance to obtain professional help is unfortunate because it negatively impacts on their health and reduces their quality of life. If they are keeping someone up at night, it makes life more onerous for that person, as well.
Protect Your Health
For some baffling reason, many people don’t consider sleep apnea a grave issue. Why the disconnect? We are talking about breathing, folks! There isn’t a biological process more essential than that. And substandard sleep can cause a multitude of serious health issues. It also affects performance in every aspect of life; work, recreation, and social activities.
Sleep apnea is a disorder where you have frequent, recurring gaps in breathing while you sleep. These delays can last for up to 60 seconds and are caused by soft tissue in the back of the throat that relaxes and closes the airway. As you can probably imagine, when our brain is not getting enough oxygen it hinders vital biological processes. This is why it’s so vital to seek sleep apnea treatment in Fallbrook.
Types of Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea:
Cause: Throat muscles soften and cover the airway. This is the most prevalent type.
Central Sleep Apnea:
Cause: The brain doesn’t send signals to the muscles that enable breathing.
Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome (Treatment-emergent Central Sleep Apnea):
This type is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
- Loud snoring
- Sudden awakenings where you are choking or feel “out of breath”
- Pauses in breathing while sleeping
- A sore throat or dry mouth after sleeping
- Uneasy sleep
- Falling asleep while performing normal daily activities
- Inability to concentrate during the day
- Depression and irritability
- Awakening with a headache
- Extreme fatigue
If you experience any of these symptoms, we invite you to discuss it with Dr. Dankworth. Call 760-439-3400 to schedule a sleep apnea treatment in Fallbrook. We also offer services such as gum disease treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants. If you’re interested in sleep apnea treatment in Fallbrook, then don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns you have.