If you get a good night’s sleep and still feel tired when you wake up, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
Because your body isn’t getting enough oxygen, you may wake up with fatigue, drowsiness, and poor concentration during the day. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to depression, weight gain, headaches, high blood pressure, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, stroke, or even heart attack.
Sleep apnea affects over one million Canadians, yet most people with sleep apnea don’t know they have this medical condition. Usually, the sleeping partner is the first to notice the signs of the condition which including loud snoring or sudden gasping outbursts of air that repeat multiple nights a week. To help the patient receive more oxygen into their body, sleep disorder specialists usually prescribe a CPAP machine which is a mask worn while the person sleeps to increase airflow into the nose and mouth of the user.
Unfortunately, CPAP machines can sometimes feel awkward to use and two years after being prescribed a CPAP machine, on average only 20% of patients continue to use it. They can be cumbersome to set up and use, bothersome to travel with, and annoying to your sleeping partner. The mask has a long tube and constant blowing air, and can limit your movement in bed. In the end, the patient doesn’t actually end up getting the rest the machine was meant to provide.
Here at Credit River Dental Centre, your Sleep Apnea in Mississauga Dental Office, we can provide you with alternative treatments to the CPAP machine. These are just a couple of the appliances that we offer that can help you have a better night’s sleep!
Sleep apnea in Mississauga leads to a range of short-term problems including fatigue and mood changes. If you don’t treat sleep apnea in Mississauga, you could face more severe long-term health complications.