How Well Do You Sleep?
Here are some questions to ask yourself.
- Do you snore?
- Have heavy or loud breathing while sleeping?
- Do you stop breathing while asleep?
- Wake feeling un-refreshed in the morning?
- Fatigue during the day?
- Suffer from headaches?
- Are you a mouth breather?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may have a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. What happens with Obstructive Sleep Apnea? A person’s airway totally closes many times during the night and can significantly reduce oxygen levels in the body and disrupt sleep. In varying degrees, this can result in excessive daytime sleepiness, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, reflux, depression, occasionally heart attack and even stroke.
There are many reasons a person could have Obstructive Sleep Apnea;
- Nasal obstruction
- Narrow airway space
- Excess weight
What we can do for you! If you have any reason to believe that you may not be sleeping as well as you should or you have any symptoms, we can send you home with a device that monitors your sleeping habits and records your oxygen levels. This device allows us to see what a person’s sleep habits are and if they could be related to poor sleeping and snoring.
If you believe you may be having trouble sleeping call your Golden, CO dentist and we can help you start sleeping better!