Is Sleep Apnea Making a Negative Impact on Your Life?

Is Sleep Apnea Making a Negative Impact on Your Life?

Chances are you’ve heard the term sleep apnea before. There’s been a lot of media and medical attention given to it in recent months, and rightly so. When left untreated, the condition can wreak havoc on the quality of your life – and often without you realizing that the sleeping disorder is the reason for it. Rather than having that happen, we hope the following blog about sleep apnea treatment in Brooklyn provides you with the information you need to stay healthy.

Ask Yourself These Questions

Rather than continuing to wonder about some of the negative impacts the condition may be having on the quality of your life, you can ask yourself a few questions to help you move closer to understanding some of the symptoms you may be experiencing.

  • Do I often wake up in the morning with a headache or a dry throat?
  • Do I dribble on my pillow throughout the night and wake up to excessive wetness?
  • Does my sleeping partner or house/roommates complain about the loudness of my snoring?
  • Have I found myself moodier, irritable, depressed, or otherwise emotionally changed recently?
  • Do I have a lack of energy during the day?
  • Have I lost my interest in sex?
  • Am I carrying excess weight, especially around my neck?
  • Do I smoke or drink alcohol?
  • Do I frequently wake up throughout the night, even when I don’t need to use the bathroom?
  • Have I been told by my primary care physician that I may have – or be on the cusp of having — type 2 diabetes?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, there’s a good chance you may be experiencing sleep apnea. Although a positive answer to any of these questions could also indicate several other medical conditions, the quickest way to determine – or eliminate – sleep apnea as a possible culprit it to visit a dentist near you who specializes in oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea, such as the team at Brooklyn Smile.

Types of Sleep Apnea

Although the symptoms of sleep apnea may seem varied and complex, it’s fortunate that there are only three types of sleep apnea for your medical professional to narrow down: obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and mixed sleep apnea.

The first and most common type of sleep apnea is known as OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). It results when your airway is compromised in some form, such as a narrowing or a loosening of the throat or neck muscles. Some anatomical reasons for OSA include carrying excess weight, having a narrow palate, a large tongue, or a larger than average neck size.

Regardless of the type of sleep apnea that you’re experiencing, it’s important to remember that there are long-term health effects that often ensue. These include heart disease, stroke, the previously mentioned type 2 diabetes, and more.

Rather than risking those potential outcomes, we invite you to make an appointment today in our centrally located Brooklyn dentist office to learn about a dental appliance designed specifically for sleep apnea.

We Partner with the Best Specialists for Your Sleep Apnea Treatment in Brooklyn

Because the causes and effects of sleep apnea can be varied, diagnosis and treatment require a multi-pronged approach. At Brooklyn Smiles, we partner with cardiologists, pulmonologists, sleep specialists, endocrinologists, and other specialists in Brooklyn to ensure you receive the best treatment for your type of sleeping disorder.

Even if you do not currently have relationships with these types of specialists, our office does, and we’ll make sure that you benefit from these solid partnerships too. These partnerships will not only save you valuable time, but they’ll help you move one step closer to getting a healthy night’s sleep without continue to put your overall health at risk.

Say “Good-Bye” to Uncomfortable Sleep Apnea Solutions and “Hello” to Leading-Edge Solutions

We’ve helped countless patients who’ve come to our Brooklyn dentist office for a solution to their disruptive night’s sleep without having to use an uncomfortable, noisy, and often unhygienic sleep machine – and we can provide the same solutions to you too. Call us now to make an appointment for dental appliance sleep apnea treatment in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Smiles today – or simply use our easy online booking tool to get started.

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