It’s normal for snoring to happen from time to time. But if you’re snoring loudly most of the time, that’s a problem. You could very well have sleep apnea, a condition that robs you (and anyone you live with) of needed sleep.
Call Dr. Newingham today at 248-972-8720 and schedule an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. This problem will likely get worse without treatment.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
This is much worse than occasionally snoring at night. Sleep apnea is when you stop breathing while you’re asleep. For many people, this happens when your throat muscles get too relaxed. Their weight starts to close up your windpipe, creating bad snoring until you finally stop breathing altogether.
This makes you panic, but as soon as you start to wake up, those muscles tighten up again and you can breathe. Instead of fully waking up, you fall back asleep. The problem is that this happens again and again — some people go through this sleep-choke-wake-sleep cycle more than 200 times every night.
Again, snoring often happens when your windpipe is being slowly closed like this. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Weight gain that cannot be otherwise explained
- Lacking willpower or the ability to stay focused
- Waking still feeling exhausted and tired
- Unexplained fatigue during the day
- Moodiness from being so tired
That’s why you need to call Newingham Dental Center today at 248-972-8720 for sleep apnea treatment. This is one of those problems that tends to get worse over time, not better. Dr. Newingham is trained in sleep apnea treatment and can help you (and other people in your home) get the rest you need.
Untreated Sleep Apnea Risks
Remember that, with sleep apnea, you are not getting the sleep you need almost every night. That’s why sleep apnea can lead to these hidden dangers.
IRRITABILITY AND DEPRESSION
You know how people can get a bit cranky when they haven’t had enough sleep? That’s what happens almost every day thanks to sleep apnea. You never get a good night’s sleep, so you tend to be irritable most days. Over time, your brain gets used to being so moody and it becomes actual depression.
That’s why you need to call our Birmingham, MI dental office today. Dr. Newingham can help you get some relief from sleep apnea so you can rest and improve your mood before it becomes a problem with depression.
When you’re driving, you need to pay attention to the road. That’s why it’s usually illegal to text and drive; you’re too distracted. But when you’re suffering from sleep apnea, that’s exactly what can happen. You’re so tired that you lose focus and cannot pay attention like you should. This leads to auto accidents.
Call Newingham Dental Center today and make an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Dr. Newingham has the training needed to provide relief with oral appliance therapy. You wear a small mouthpiece at night that helps stabilize your jaw to help you breathe more easily.
You’ve probably heard of sleepwalking, but did you know people can talk, eat, and even do things while technically asleep? All of that can be dangerous since you’re not really awake or paying attention to what’s around you. Since sleep apnea keeps you in this twilight between awake and asleep so often, you’re at a higher risk of these sleep behaviors.
By calling our Birmingham, MI dental office today, you can schedule your appointment for oral appliance therapy. With Dr. Newingham’s help, you can soon be sleeping much better.
HYPERTENSION AND HEART DISEASE
This problem is not related to sleep but to how you breathe. Because you stop breathing so often with sleep apnea, your body isn’t getting the oxygen it needs. This forces your heart to beat much faster, pushing what oxygen you have in your blood around your body. The extra stress and work going on there increase your blood pressure and your risk of heart disease.
Dr. Newingham has helped many people sleep better with oral appliance therapy. Do something about all that snoring before these hidden dangers become very obvious and real.