Sleep apnea is a condition that can have a host of effects on your daily life, and can even be dangerous to your health, with heart problems being a possible outcome if the situation is not addressed in a timely manner. At Polinsky Dental, you can count on our White Plains local dentist to help you with effective treatments that will relieve the symptoms that you’re experiencing so that you can have a satisfying night’s sleep.
When your breathing becomes shallow as you sleep, and even stops entirely for a few seconds, that is sleep apnea. It can happen many times during a single night, even up to hundreds of them. And you won’t be aware of it, but you can most certainly identify some of the signs, including being tired during the day even though you had a full night’s sleep, difficulties waking up in the morning, night sweats, headaches in the morning, dry mouth or sore throat first thing upon wakening, sexual dysfunction, and waking suddenly during the night with a feeling as if you are choking or gasping. In addition, if you have a bed partner, you can find out if you snore or are restless during sleep. While anyone can have sleep apnea, our White Plains local dentist wants you to know that certain risk factors can increase the likelihood. If you are overweight, African-American, Hispanic, or Pacific-Islander, you are more prone. And men have twice the risk as men do. Our White Plains local dentist will work with you to find and implement the type of treatment that is best suited to your individual circumstances. Each person is different, but the ultimate goal is to keep your airway open when you’re asleep.
Contact our office and schedule an appointment so that you don’t have to suffer the impact of sleep apnea.