If you’re like many people, you probably have at least a couple of resolutions or goals for the new year.
Whether you stick to them or not, it can be fun to challenge yourself to try new things, pursue new interests, or improve your health.
But all that takes energy, and if you’re fresh out of that, it’s likely your New Year’s resolutions are doomed from the start!
Our team at Bell & Bell Dentistry can help you feel more rested and refreshed in 2019 by taking a look at your nightly sleep habits. An evaluation could tell us if your sluggishness is due to sleep apnea, and we can provide a comfortable solution that works!
Sleep Apnea May Be Stealing Your Energy!
Dragging your feet day after day, fighting to stay awake during your morning or evening commute, and feeling constantly distracted and irritable.
This is the norm for a sleep apnea sufferer.
That’s because it’s a nightly sleep disturbance that steals your air, your rest, and your energy.
Sleep apnea can also rob you of good health.
It all starts with a blocked airway as you’re sleeping. Either your brain isn’t sending the right messages to your breathing mechanism or your throat muscles close as they relax. Your survival instincts kick in, jerking you awake so you can resume normal breathing.
The problem is that once you fall back asleep, the process starts all over again, repeating all night long and depriving you of deep rest.
Letting this sleep disorder continue unchecked leads to health risks like high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
Sleep apnea is more than just sleep deprivation. It’s a serious problem that has widespread implications for you, your happiness, your relationships, your work performance, and your health.
Feel Rested & Refreshed With Sleep Apnea Treatment
One of the most common, and most effective, sleep apnea treatments is a CPAP machine that requires patients to wear a mask while they sleep as air continuously flows through a hose and into your breathing passages all night long.
But it only works if you actually use it!
That’s one of the biggest drawbacks of a CPAP; too many patients find the mask uncomfortable, the machine noisy, or the process a hassle.
Our team at Bell & Bell Dentistry has found tremendous success with SomnoDent, a comfortable, effective alternative to a CPAP machine. It’s a custom-fitted oral appliance that keeps your upper and lower jaw in the right position to make breathing easy and sleep more restful. Another bonus is that it eliminates the pressure on your throat and keeps you from snoring loudly night after night, which your sleep partner will definitely appreciate!
Know What To Look For!
Chronic snoring isn’t necessarily a certainty for determining if you have sleep apnea. But it is one of the first, most obvious signs of this disorder.
Other symptoms to look for are:
- *Daily fatigue
- *Weight gain
- *Frequent sore throat in the morning
- *Persistent headaches
- *Concentration and memory problems
- *Decreased libido
If these symptoms are affecting you more often than not, it’s time to find out for sure if you have sleep apnea by scheduling an appointment with your Frankfort, KY dentist! Drs. David and Joe Bell have years of experience helping patients get restful sleep with a customized oral appliance that will have you breathing easily night after night.
Call NOW To Get Started!
From snoring to irritability to heart disease, sleep apnea can rob you of the quality of life you deserve in so many ways.
To protect your health, restore intimacy in your marriage, and to have the energy to live the life you want, it’s time to say goodbye to this sleep disturbance for good!