Posted on 11/15/2019 by Cole Anderson, DMD, MS
|Sleep apnea, also known as loud snoring, is a common condition that most people do not take seriously to seek treatment. However, it could be the reason you are not very productive during the day. The condition comes with stepping in and out of your usual sleeping rhythm.
This reduces the effectiveness of your rest and carries fatigue into your daytime activities. Some victims attribute this to laziness. However, your lack of energy to carry out tasks, even eight hours of sleep later, could be coming from the breaks sleep apnea has you taking involuntarily.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea can be noted during sleep by a bedmate or roommate. They include loud snoring with intermittent breathing as well as making noises that indicate a blocked airway. These signs deprive you of sleep and bring about more symptoms that can be noted by the patient during the day.
Becoming moody, depressed and even irritable is a day symptom to note for yourself. You will also begin to realize that your reflexes are slower and you generally feel weak physically and emotionally. These in turn cause lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, liver problems and heart disease.
How Can A Mouth Guard Help With My Sleep Apnea?
A mouth guard is a tooth protective oral gear that resembles and fits onto the upper and lower jaws. It is mostly used during sports. However, it is highly recommended to people who have a hard time sleeping while snoring loudly. A patient is made to bite on it as a metal fix holds the jaws and ensures that it does not stretch over during sleep.
Give our office a call and learn more about the options of securing yourself from becoming sleep deprived. Our dentists will lead you into acquiring a mouth guard that helps combat your sleep apnea.