The most common type of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, is marked by your breathing becoming shallow while you sleep. Your breathing can stop entirely, and this can go on repeatedly during your sleep cycle. The result is, among other things, fatigue. At the office of Polinsky Dental, we’re pleased to offer sleep apnea treatments that are simple and effective.
If the idea of your breathing coming to a stop while you are unaware that it’s going on is something that makes you feel uncomfortable, we certainly understand. Fortunately, having sleep apnea White Plains will not have any direct life and death consequences. However, over time, it’s cumulative effects can contribute to poor health and that is never a good thing. The most common symptoms that you are likely to experience are feeling tired during the day, even after having had a full night’s sleep, night sweats, difficulties getting up in the morning, headaches in the morning, dry mouth or sore throat upon waking, sexual dysfunction, and waking in the middle of the night feeling as if you are suddenly choking or gasping. Snoring and restless sleep are also major signs, but you will have to ask your bed partner to detect that. Risk factors include being overweight, African-American, Hispanic, or of Pacific-Island origins. Men are twice as likely to have sleep apnea White Plains as women are. And the older you get, the more the chances are of getting it. For women, the chance increase after menopause. Our treatments are designed to keep your airway open as you sleep. We also recommend that you avoid alcohol before bedtime, lose weight if you need to, and if you’re a smoker, consider quitting. You should also try sleeping on your side.
Don’t let sleep apnea White Plains cause you problems. There is something you can do about it. Call our office to book an appointment.