Sleep apnea can leave you feeling exhausted during your waking hours, and may have potentially dangerous effects on your health. It’s a condition that needs to be diagnosed, evaluated, and treated in a timely manner, and with a sense of urgency. That’s exactly what we do here at Middlesex Dental Group.
What exactly is Stamford sleep apnea? It is when your breathing becomes shallow or stops entirely while you sleep due to a partial or complete blockage of your airway. It happens over and over throughout the night, possibly up to hundreds of times. If you are overweight, smoke, or you drink alcohol, especially before bedtime, you are more likely to develop this condition. Also, it’s worth noting that men are twice as likely as women to get it, and those of African-American, Hispanic, or Pacific-Islander ancestry are more prone. Some of the typical signs that you might be suffering from Stamford sleep apnea are as follows: feeling tired during the day, even after having had a full night’s sleep, night sweats, difficulties getting up in the morning, headaches in the morning, dry mouth or sore throat upon waking, sexual dysfunction, waking in the middle of the night feeling as if you are suddenly choking or gasping, restless sleep, and the most obvious one of all: snoring. Of course, you cannot know if you snore unless you have a bed partner who tells you. The first thing to do is have a sleep study done, in which your sleep apnea will be properly diagnosed. Our dentist will then discuss the treatment options and identify the one that is most suitable and likely to produce the best results for you based on your unique situation, needs, and preferences.
There is a solution for Stamford sleep apnea. Reach out to our office and set up an appointment to come in.