Sleep apnea is a confusing disorder, when you have not yet been diagnosed. Why is that? Well, our Austin, MN team reminds you that it’s something that occurs when you’re sleeping. Other people around you may see and witness what’s happening. However, here’s the issue: When you’re sleeping, your throat tissues collapse, you suddenly breathe in (thanks to your brain recognizing the problem), you make loud noises in the process, you breathe, and you go back to sleep. You probably won’t remember it in the morning (even though it can happen many times). So, where to go from here, if you’re dealing with under-the-radar concern? Allow us to help!
Take Comments To Heart
You might want to shrug off those comments your partner is making about the choking sounds you make throughout the night. You may prefer to just laugh about the assertions that your very loud snoring really is very loud. However, you shouldn’t. When someone who witnesses your sleep events that point to possible sleep apnea make them known to you, it is in your best interest to run them by our team during a dental checkup.
We remind patients that though they may not recognize the actual event of sleep apnea itself, the mounting symptoms that occur will offer some hints as to what’s going on. First, you will likely feel tired and that exhaustion will worsen over time because you’re not sleeping (even if you don’t remember not sleeping). On top of that, you may find that you deal with a sore throat when you wake up, with headaches (particularly when you wake up), with blood pressure that’s elevated, with dry mouth, moodiness, and with everything else that tends to come with a lack of sleep! Think you might need sleep apnea treatment? See us!
If it turns out that we diagnose you with sleep apnea, then we offer sleep apnea treatment that is noninvasive and that won’t interfere with medication you take for anything else. It’s just a simple mouthguard that you’ll wear nightly! Fortunately, it can also help with snoring. So, even if it turns out that you’re just dealing with loud snoring and that your exhaustion is due to something else, you’ll still benefit from care with us!
See Us About Sleep Apnea
Schedule a checkup with us if you have even the slightest suspicion that sleep apnea could be impacting your sleep. Remember that checking in is always better than ignoring a possible issue. Call us soon! Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.