There are many people who snore while sleeping, and this tends to be more of a nuisance for partners than a serious medical condition. However, sometimes snoring goes beyond annoyance and tends to indicate a more serious problem. If you suspect something more than just harmless snoring, you or your significant other could be suffering from sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a condition where the airway becomes blocked while a person is sleeping, cutting off breathing. Usually, the blockage is temporary and only lasts for a few seconds. One of the more prominent symptoms of this condition is very loud snoring. However, there are other indicators that apnea could be the problem:
You can talk to your dentist in Alpharetta, GA, and Sandy Springs, GA, about your sleep apnea symptoms. In fact, your dentist, Dr. Dan Myers at The Dentist Centers may be able to help you treat the apnea. It is important to first get an accurate diagnosis so you know what you are dealing with. There are different types of sleep apnea, so you want to make sure you take the right approach for treating your condition. Some types of apnea have to do with the nervous system while others may have physical causes. You may first need to see a physician for diagnosis, but Dr. Myers can help you find treatment to get a deeper, more restful sleep. Keep in mind that sleep apnea can affect both adults and children.
Insufficient or low-quality sleep over a long period of time can affect all areas of your life. To get your sleep back on track, contact our office at The Dentist Centers to schedule a visit with Dr. Myers right away.
With offices in Alpharetta GA and Sandy Springs GA, we have patients come from all over the Fulton County and the Atlanta GA area to experience The Dentist Centers difference.