Sleep apnea is a condition that will affect your sleep. It disrupts your sleep because it causes you to have pauses in your breathing or shallow breathing when you are sleeping. Each breathing interruption can last for about thirty seconds or up to a few minutes. They can happen as many as 30 times in an hour and typically end with a loud “snort” sound before regular breathing begins again. Sleep apnea isn’t a condition that you have for a small amount of time; it is a recurring condition that will disrupt your sleep night after night. This results in a poor quality of sleep that will make you feel tired during your busy days. At Total Dental Care, our Columbia, SC dentist can help you get a good sleep with our sleep apnea treatment.
How Being Tired Will Affect Your Daily LifeRead Transcript
Hi, I'm Dr. Forbes. Today, I'd like to talk with you about sleep apnea. Many people suffer from sleep apnea. We may have a solution for you.
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When you suffer from sleep apnea, you will be tired more days than not and this will greatly affect your life in ways you may not even know about. If you spend your days being tired, you may miss out on opportunities that present themselves in social and professional situations because you are too tired to stay engaged or participate.
If you are tired, people may perceive you as a person who isn’t paying attention during a conversation, or a person who just doesn’t care about the interactions they are having. You also may miss valuable information that someone gives you because you were too tired to be paying close enough attention. Also, your performance at your job could suffer because you are tired all day long.
Health Problems That Can Come Along With Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea will undoubtedly leave you tired during the day if it remains untreated, but there are worse problems that may arise from untreated sleep apnea. If you leave your sleep apnea without a solution, you can develop larger health problems. Some of the health problems that can result from or are linked to untreated sleep apnea include risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes, heart failure, intensifying irregular heartbeats, and an increased chance of driving accidents. Each and every one of these health problems are life-threatening! Why should you live your life tired with the risk of great health problems when you can have sleep apnea treated at Total Dental Care?
How Sleep Apnea Treatment Is At Total Dental Care
Eliminating your sleep apnea problems is as simple as coming into Total Dental Care to have it treated! Our Columbia, SC dentist provides sleep apnea treatment option – a mouthguard that is worn at night and will help to open your air passage so that breathing can happen with less struggle. By simply wearing a mouthguard while you sleep, you can eliminate the problem of being tired all of the time. Imagine a life where you get great sleep every night! That is what can happen if your sleep apnea is treated at Total Dental Care!
Dr. Forbes is an active member of the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also attends as many classes as he can to stay up to date with the most modern dental practices and technologies.
If you are struggling with the problems that go along with sleep apnea, see Total Dental Care for sleep apnea treatment and diagnosis. in Columbia, SC. Call 803-272-4162 or make an appointment with our online form.