When you are tired, you don’t feel like yourself, and often you can’t focus on the tasks you need to complete to get you through your day. You may even experience issues like frequent headaches or exhaustion that make it hard to function.
A poor night’s rest affects your daily life, but it also impacts your overall health and well-being. Did you know that a sleep disorder called sleep apnea could be keeping you from getting much-needed rest? At Pure Dental Studio, we can help you treat your sleep apnea and get your best night's rest yet.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing during the night while you sleep, which in turn causes your brain to react and wake you up. While you probably don’t even realize this is going on, it can actually be happening multiple and even hundreds of times throughout the night. This all results in you starting your day without getting the rest you needed during the night, and you may experience symptoms like:
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Chronic fatigue or exhaustion
- Inability to focus or concentrate during the day
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea, and it is caused by an airway that becomes blocked by soft tissues collapsing at the back of the throat during sleep. The result can be loud snoring or waking up coughing or gasping for air.
How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Your Health?
Lack of healing rest for your body takes its toll and can contribute to some more significant health concerns, such as:
- Heart failure
- Chronic headaches
- High blood pressure
Treatment Solutions for Sleep Apnea
Dr. Bharwani is currently working on completing his Mastership in sleep medicine, which will earn him Diplomat status as a doctor of sleep medicine.
He specializes in providing solutions for our patients suffering from sleep apnea in Houston with customized oral appliance therapy. An oral appliance can help to slightly reposition the jaw during sleep, which can be enough to open the airway for unobstructed breathing.
For patients with severe sleep apnea, sometimes a combination of oral appliance therapy with continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) can produce optimum results. So Dr. Bharwani also works closely with general physicians to ensure that patients with sleep apnea are getting the most effective treatments for the disorder according to their needs.
Don’t Ignore the Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Your health and well-being are too important to ignore! If you suspect that you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea, please don’t wait to contact Pure Dental Studio for more information on how Dr. Bharwani can help. Give our Houston dental office a call today for more information.