Chronic Sleep Problems?
- Posted on: Oct 5 2018
What is sleep apnea? It’s a potentially health-threatening condition in which your breathing periodically stops as you sleep. We can provide treatment at Flax Dental in Atlanta.
Wondering if your health issues are a result of sleep apnea? Read through these common symptoms. They may help you determine if you need to go see your medical doctor.
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Sleep Deprivation
- Excessive Snoring
- Episodes of Not Breathing
- Mouth Breathing
- Dry Mouth/Throat
- Frequent Headaches
Don’t misunderstand, having one of these symptoms is typically fine. If you have two or more, it’s time to see your physician.
There are three different types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea describes a condition where your throat muscles relax. Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to control your breathing. The final type is called complex sleep apnea syndrome. This form is present when a patient has both of the other two types.
If your physician diagnoses your condition as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, don’t assume that there is only one treatment. At Flax Dental in Atlanta, we offer two types of mandibular advancement appliances, both of which are comfortable. Schedule a consultation with us to find out more.
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