Does your sleeping partner say that you snore loudly at night? Do you wake up feeling fatigued rather than refreshed? Whether or not you notice that you are waking up throughout the night, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition which causes the sufferer to stop breathing countless times throughout the night. These sleep disturbances affect you more than you might expect. Some of the other effects of sleep apnea include:
- Difficulty learning new information
- Lowered productivity
- Sleepiness and fatigue throughout the day
- Dry mouth and throat when you wake up
- Headache when you wake up
- Higher probability of accidents on the road
- High blood pressure
- Depression and mood swings
- An exhausted sleeping partner
These are just some of the endless symptoms of sleep apnea. Because of the long list of symptoms, it is important to have you sleep apnea diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.
You can come see Dr. Lesko for the testing and treatment of your sleeping disorder. She can prescribe you a sleep apnea appliance that will allow you to breathe freely and sleep better at night. These appliances are custom-fit, easy to wear, and portable. You can also discuss the CPAP method with Dr. Lesko. This treatment consists of wearing a mask over the mouth and nose. The CPAP blows air into the nose and keeps the airway open.
The symptoms of sleep apnea make life more difficult now and will impact your future as well. Life should be productive and enjoyable, and sleep should be consistent and refreshing. You and your loved ones deserve to enjoy a full night’s sleep so that you can be alert and content tomorrow. Give us a call today to schedule your sleep apnea appointment with Dr. Lesko.