Do you wake up in the morning and feel as tired as the night before? Do you lack energy throughout the day? Is your partner telling you that you are a noisy sleeper? You may be suffering from snoring and sleep apnea.
Snoring might not be something we usually concern ourselves with (other than disrupting our bed partner’s sleep!), but loud and frequent snoring could be a sign of a more serious issue: sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing becomes very shallow or briefly interrupted during sleep. These pauses typically last between 10 and 20 seconds, and result in the affected person spending more time in light sleep, as opposed to the deep, restorative sleep our bodies need. This chronic sleep deprivation can result in daytime drowsiness, slowed reflexes and poor concentration, and can lead to more serious health consequences over time.
Your dentist at Dentiste A Laval can discuss several treatment options if you suspect you have sleep apnea, including tips you can start implementing right away, as well as dental devices that can help you breathe better at night.