Sleep is a chance to reset, and face a new day with renewed energy and alertness. However, if you have difficult resting properly, this could mean you continue to feel more and more exhausted. If this is the case, then you may benefit from a sleep assessment. In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX, dentist explains what we look for during your assessment, and what happens next!
Warning Signs of Poor Rest
How do you do know if you’re having trouble resting properly? First, weight gain and high blood pressure could be a warning sign, as both of these factors could be linked to a higher sleep apnea risk. Chronic snoring is also a factor, as is frequent daytime drowsiness, irritability, or difficulty staying focused on tasks at work or school. If one or more of these symptoms sound familiar, then please contact our team for an assessment.
The Sleep Assessment
We will ask questions about your snoring habits, whether you experience low energy during the day, if you have trouble breathing at night, and if you feel yourself becoming depressed or having trouble fighting moodiness. We will also look at your blood pressure and weight. These and other symptoms could indicate that you need treatment to help you rest easier. With sleep apnea, the tissues in your throat and mouth collapse eat night and cut off airflow. The brain wakes, although not completely, so you don’t remember waking even though your sleep has been interrupted countless times every night.
What Happens Next?
We begin treatment by taking detailed impressions, images, and measurements of your smile. This information is critical for designing and fabricating an oral appliance to help address your sleep. The device will fit comfortably and be worn like a mouthguard as you sleep. However, the device moves your jaw forward just slightly, enough to help prevent the collapse of soft issues. You then breathe freely, without interruption, and avoid the symptoms of sleep apnea. You feel more alert, and your overall quality of life improves. Remember, treatment is crucial for avoiding complications related to your immune system and cardiovascular system. If you have any questions about treating issues like sleep apnea, or combatting chronic snoring, then contact our team today.
Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville Wants You to Sleep Better
At Smith Family Dentistry, we don’t want to see your overall quality of life, and your health, suffer as a result of complications like sleep apnea. Learn more about improving your ability to rest at Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX by contacting our office at 903-455-0516. We want to make sure you feel rested and happy during the day, which is why you need a good night’s rest!