Break the Cycle of Bad Sleep
Sleep Better, Live Better
A good night’s sleep keeps us alert and able to function throughout our busy day. But when refreshing rest becomes elusive and a constant struggle to achieve, our health and the wellbeing of our bed partners and family can suffer.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can sometimes be to blame. This troublesome condition affects more than twelve million Americans and can breathing to stop hundreds of times each night. Each time this occurs, there’s a lapse in oxygen being supplied to the brain causing patients to temporarily wake up to restart proper breathing. Most patients don’t even remember this happens, but wake up feeling fatigued on a regular basis.
Common sleep apnea signs include:
- Loud snoring
- Waking up with shortness of breath and headaches
- Falling asleep unintentionally during the day
- Extreme drowsiness
- Insomnia and difficulty sleeping
While many think sleep apnea occurs only with heavy-set adults, this myth is false. Sleep apnea can also be a problem for both children and adolescents. Unfortunately, it can lead to a higher rate of attention-related issues such as hyperactivity and attention disorders (ADHD/ADD), aggressiveness, problems focusing in school, and emotional distress. We can help address and treat sleep apnea in young patients to ensure a healthy, happy future.
There are a wide variety of sleep apnea treatments available, but how they’re used depends on the complexities of an individual case. Common behavioral changes can suffice, but sometimes bite guards and CPAP machines are necessary. If you or someone in your family is plagued by sleep issues, talk to us about how we can help. We depend on a sleep specialist for diagnoses; once confirmed, your ARCH doctor can provide a small, effective inside the mouth appliance to correct the apnea problem.