Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. It doesn’t just affect the person with this condition. It affects their family and friends as well. If you suspect you may have this condition, then you should contact our Waco, TX dental office to ask how we could help you.

Here are a few reasons that we think you should.

1. Snoring is Annoying

Snoring is often the first symptom that people notice when someone has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Typically, that means it’s a family member or friend who is kept awake as a result of this persistent, loud snoring. That affects the quality of their sleep and how they feel the next day.

2. Breathing is Important

Sleep apnea is a condition in which someone stops breathing multiple times throughout the night. When you can’t breathe, your body is in a state of stress. That could help explain why people with untreated OSA are more likely to have complications of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, and other health issues.

3. Be Well-Rested Makes Life More Enjoyable

The breathing stoppages we mentioned above also prevent you from getting deep sleep, which can leave you dealing with the effects of sleep deprivation. That can cause you to feel fatigued and to struggle with daytime sleepiness.

When you treat sleep apnea, you snore less. You also stay asleep longer, which means you can wake up feeling refreshed, well-rested, and alert. Call 254-401-0129 or contact us online to request an appointment at Starr General Dentistry in Waco, TX. Discover how wearing an oral appliance could improve your life when you are awake.