Friday, June 19, 2015

Day Time Sleepiness

Do you hit that afternoon time of sleepiness? Are you downing caffeine all day to attempt to stay awake? Sleep apnea can negatively impact your life in multiple ways. You may find yourself falling asleep at a stoplight, missing deadlines, or making simple mistakes. There is no need to suffer silently with this potentially deadly disorder. 

Dr. Judith Strutz can evaluate your sleep patterns based on examining your mouth. Recommend a home sleep study and can then fit you with a custom appliance if appropriate. The appliance works similar to a mouth guard. It will either push the tongue down or the jaw forward. Opening up the airway allows you to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. This procedure will take a few visits, as Dr. Strtuz needs to examine and fit your mouth for the correct appliance.

Fifty - seventy million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. This is not a disorder you can let slide, and it usually does not go away on its own. While this epidemic costs millions in car accidents and loss of work productivity it also is a disorder that has multiple options for you to live a better, healthier life.  

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