Tuesday, February 2, 2016

How Tired Are You?

Days, weeks, and months go by. You may be wondering if you’re losing your mind. One day you may remember everything and the next day, feel you can’t remember anything. Sometimes you go to bed and wake up never feeling fully rested. Or you may chug caffeine drinks all day long in an attempt to keep up with your co-workers only to fall asleep as soon as you get home. Sleep apnea can rob you of your life and your opportunities. You don’t need to wait any longer. Dr.Strutz & her team can evaluate your sleep apnea to determine if you are someone who could benefit from a dental device.

There is a difference between snoring and sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by the throat closing off during your sleeping hours. You may stop breathing several times throughout the night, with the source of your oxygen cut off you then wake gasping for air.. If you suffer from sleep apnea you do not want to wait a minute longer for help, sleep apnea untreated can lead to a number of health issues as well as death.

Snoring is caused when air cannot freely move through the nasal passages, while sleep apnea is the inability for you to breath at all because your throat has closed down. Often, both conditions can be corrected with an appropriate custom fitted dental appliance. If you are not sure you have sleep apnea, a comprehensive exam can help.

For more information on the difference between snoring and sleep apnea contact Dr. Judy Strutz today.

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