Effects of Sleep Disorders

Sleep dentist in Chicago and Mount Prospect

We believe…

that the effects of sleep disorders can seriously impact one’s overall health

A chronic sleep disorder can be tiring. Do you find that your sleep is continually being broken? Has the sleeping problem gone on for far, too long? You may be suffering from sleep apnea or a related sleep disorder if you keep waking up suddenly at night and then go back to sleep again.

Sleep disorders like sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated with a variety of different methods and if you have been suffering from this condition for some time, it may be wise to act now before it has a serious negative impact on your overall health.

How sleeping disorders can damage your health if left untreated

The obvious first consequence of a chronic sleep disorder is continually feeling fatigued and lacking the energy needed to do a good job in the daytime or even communicate effectively with friends, family, and colleagues.

More of a worry is the effect of fatigue if you have to drive to and from work or do anything which may impact on the safety of you or anyone else. A moment’s lack of concentration could be fatal if you are continually tired or even nodding off to sleep during the daytime.

The lack of one good night’s sleep is tolerable but when it happens every night it can impact on the quality of your relationships, affect your job performance, and make you depressed.

Fortunately, there are methods of treatment for recognized sleep disorders which should result in relief and a better night’s sleep.

How sleep disorders can be tackled with the help of a dentist

If you have been suffering from a persistent lack of sleep you should first pay a visit to your doctor. Not all sleep problems are physical.

Psychological and emotional factors may be involved and the reason for the lack of sleep should be diagnosed properly first before any method of treatment can be suggested.

If the problem is sleep apnea or snoring, it may be that it is your tongue that is blocking your airways when you try and sleep. The use of a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine may be the suitable method of getting a good flow of air at night but many people find it an uncomfortable experience.

We may be able to suggest wearing a custom-made mouthguard that prevents the tongue from falling back and allows you to breathe more easily at night.

Taking care of your sleep may be taking care of your health

Constant exhaustion is no fun and could have serious consequences all round, so it is best tackled earlier rather than later.

If sleep apnea or another sleep disorder involving blocked airways is diagnosed, we here at the Meyer Dental Group can provide a mouthguard or another appliance which may help you get a good night’s sleep and give you a chance to reinvigorate your relationships, job, and health.

Make a visit to Meyer Dental Group today and we will show you what our commitment to your sleep and your health looks like in action when you see us practicing what we preach.

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