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By Reep Family Dental and Dental Sleep Solutions
June 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: sleep apnea  

Millions of Americans have sleep apnea but many of them don't even know they're suffering from this condition. That's because the patient is asleep when it's happening. Sleep apnea isn’t something that goes away on its own, but thankfully there are ways your dentist Sleep Apneacan help. Explore the signs that you may have sleep apnea and talk to a dentist at Reep Family Dental and Dental Sleep Solutions in Yakima, WA about your options.

About Sleep Apnea
It’s estimated that about 20 percent of adults have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. As the name suggests, an obstruction in the upper breathing passages causes the patient to wake up dozens of times during the course of a night—sometimes as often as 400 times in severe cases. The symptoms are often accompanied by loud snoring. Sleep apnea is more common in patients who are overweight because they have more pressure on their air passageways.

Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea
Short of video taping yourself while sleeping or having a loved one watch you sleep, there is no definitive way to diagnose yourself with sleep apnea. Only a medical doctor can diagnose you with sleep apnea, but these are a few indications that you may have this condition:

  • Tiredness and irritability even after a full night's sleep.
  • Fatigue throughout the day.
  • Lack of mental clarity and attention due to lack of rest.
  • Unexplained headaches in the morning.

Sleep Apnea Treatments
You may be surprised to learn how sleep apnea can be treated by your Yakima dentist. A custom device can be created that will help relieve the pressure on the airways that causes sleep apnea symptoms. Imagine how refreshed you'll feel after your first full night of restful, uninterrupted sleep.

Call for Help
Sleep apnea is more than just an annoyance—it can cause you to have a number of problems related to lack of proper sleep. Call Reep Family Dental and Dental Sleep Solutions in Yakima, WA at (509) 248-0986 today to get help from a caring and understanding family dentist.