If you’ve ever known anyone with sleep apnea, you probably know that it can lead to snoring and other strange sounds. However, do you know exactly how you might deal with sleep apnea itself?
Unfortunately, as you might have guessed, sleep apnea can be hard to diagnose on your own since you snore when you’re sleeping. However, there are a few symptoms you can watch for, such as exhaustion even after you wake up, struggling to focus, high blood pressure, and moodiness.
Sadly, if you have sleep apnea, your tongue or other muscles could block your airway,
which will wake you up so you can breathe—even if you don’t remember waking up. Still, your doctor may be able to help you address sleep apnea, but did you know that our dentist can help as well? In reality, sleep apnea can cause problems like dry mouth, which dentists search for. If you do have sleep apnea, our team may recommend a treatment such as a custom oral appliance made to keep your airway open. Fortunately, you’ll only need to this appliance when you’re sleeping.
Do you have more questions about sleep apnea? Are you interested in learning more about dealing with sleep apnea in Battle Creek, Michigan? If so, we invite you to give LC Chilimigras a call at (269) 964-7660. Dr. L.C. Chilimigras and our team will inspect your teeth for signs of trouble. We look forward to receiving your call!