The Dangers of Daytime Fatigue and Untreated Sleep Apnea
Are you struggling to stay awake during the day despite clocking in adequate hours in your bed each night? You may not be getting quality sleep. A leading reason for daytime fatigue is Obstructed Sleep Apnea (OSA). This serious sleep condition involves several pauses in breathing throughout the night due to airway obstruction. Loud snoring and waking up gasping for air through the night are often telltale signs. However, if you sleep alone or your bed partner is a hard sleeper, you may have to look for signs of sleep apnea during the day. This almost always includes feeling sleepy, sluggish or fatigued during the daylight hours that you should normally have energy.
Unfortunately, you are not the only one who can suffer consequences from your daytime fatigue. Not getting enough quality of sleep each night impacts your overall health as well as contribute memory problems, trouble concentrating and a lack of focus during the day. How does this impact others? In more ways than you may think.
Fatigued drivers are responsible for up to 72,000 car crashes per year! In addition, depending on your career choice, your job may be seriously compromised by your frequent fatigue. This could lead to mistakes that affect the safety and well-being of others. Studies show that a lack of quality sleep can also raise your risk of heart disease, diabetes, mental health problems, infertility and much more.
Learn How a DreamSleep Can Help
Sleep apnea is most commonly treated with a CPAP machine. However, not everyone can tolerate this device and many find it rather inconvenient. DreamSleep offers a favorable alternative, allowing sleep apnea patients to get the quality of sleep they need, without the use of a CPAP machine.
DreamSleep uses customized oral appliance therapy to help you get a comfortable night’s sleep. Dr. Wayne Suway is proud to be a DreamSleep dentist who can offer the following benefits for sleep apnea sufferers:
- Oral appliance is custom made to fit the patient’s teeth and jaw
- Portable for easy and convenient travel
- No dry or itchy respiratory symptoms often associated with CPAP
- Unlike the CPAP, the oral appliance is silent and will not disrupt partners’ sleep
- OAT can be less expensive and more convenient than both CPAP and surgery
If you suspect you have obstructive sleep apnea and are experiencing daytime fatigue, we invite you to get started with a trusted DreamSleep dentist in Marietta. We can work with your physician to ensure you are properly diagnosed and treated. When it comes to your health, mood and overall wellbeing, never underestimate the power of quality sleep!
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