June 2019

The Dangers of Daytime Fatigue and Untreated Sleep Apnea

Woman with Piilow Over Head with Partner Snoring Atlanta GAAre 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!

Posted on behalf of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

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Atlanta, GA 30339
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Marietta GADo you wake repeatedly during the night? Do you feel tired during the day despite getting a full seven to eight hours of sleep? Do you snore? If you answered, “yes,” to any of these questions, it is time to call your dentist. Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing is paused as a result of the blockage of the pharyngeal airway. A pause in breathing means that the body, especially major organs like the brain and heart, are not receiving adequate and consistent oxygen repeatedly. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD understands that sleep apnea poses health risks and lessens a person’s quality of life. He offers specific treatment for his patients that suffer from sleep apnea so that they can enjoy a full night’s sleep and eliminate future health problems.

The word “apnea” is defined as the temporary cessation of breathing. While not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, snoring is a common indicator for many. Other indicators include:

• Restless sleep
• Interrupted sleep
• Waking suddenly
• Waking with a gasp for air, or waking with a cough
• Sleepiness throughout the day despite receiving a full night’s sleep
• Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
• Moring headache
• Insomnia
• Attention problems

If you have any of these symptoms, it is time to have your sleep evaluated. Dr. Wayne Suway offers custom oral appliances designed specifically for patients with sleep apnea. These appliances are similar to a mouth guard, but they are designed to keep the airway open. Worn only at night, they can eliminate snoring and sleep apnea, allowing for a full, successful night’s rest.

If you think that you may be suffering from sleep apnea, contact the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD. With over 30 years of dental experience, he is the trusted name in Marietta, Vinings, and surrounding areas as the reputable source for comprehensive dental care. Dr. Suway can relieve your sleep apnea symptoms and help you receive a better night’s sleep.

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