Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder that affects thousands of patients throughout the USA. Sleep apnea is characterized by multiple pauses in breathing throughout sleep. These pauses are called “apneas.” Apneas can be very dangerous as the individual literally ceases breathing. This is why it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Sleep apnea can make you feel tired and groggy upon waking. Many people who have sleep apnea also snore loudly which can disturb their partner and family members’ sleep. Sleep apnea can also put incredible strain on your energy levels, negatively affect your overall health, and increase your stress levels.
A number of symptoms accompany sleep apnea. If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnea:
- Memory and mood problems, such as forgetfulness or mood swings
- Lethargy, feeling and being less productive
- Inability to cope with stressful situations
- Frequent fatigue
- Falling asleep during daily activities
At King Dental Group, we offer treatment for sleep apnea. Dr. King and his team will study your sleeping habits and determine if you’re suffering from sleep apnea. We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to help your sleep apnea. Our goal is to help you get a full night’s rest so you can start feeling like yourself again!
A good night’s rest is critical to your overall health. Deep REM sleep triggers your body’s cellular renewal. It can be likened to charging your body. Sleep apnea interrupts important deep sleep, weakening your body and leaving you more susceptible to infection or illnesses.
At King Dental Group we will do our best to treat your sleep apnea. If you have questions about sleep apnea, snoring, or what we can do to help you treat these issues, call us today! If you live in the Santa Barbara, Montecito, or Goleta areas, come visit our local dentist office!