If you find yourself waking up repeatedly throughout the night, or you find that you never seem to feel rested in the morning, it’s possible that you suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a medical condition where one stops breathing during sleep. It’s very common and also very difficult to self-diagnose. Often the person suffering from sleep apnea isn’t aware of just how often they wake up during the night, or how often they actually stop breathing while sleeping.
Usually the person most aware that there is a problem is the bedmate of the person suffering from sleep apnea. Excessive snoring, breathing cessation, and excessive body movement are the three most common symptoms.
Most people are surprised to learn that sleep apnea is actually a dental-related problem. It’s often related to jaw alignment problems – a condition which is treated via cosmetic dentistry.
A Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies graduate, such as Dr. Robert Beebe, is specifically trained to recognize the symptoms of sleep apnea. If you suspect you suffer from sleep apnea, an appointment with Dr. Robert Beebe is a great place to start. If your sleep apnea is caused by a problem related to your bone structure, Dr. Beebe can help. If your sleep apnea is the result of some other cause – a neurological condition, for instance – Dr. Robert Beebe can help diagnose that as well, and refer you to a sleep apnea specialist.
Sleep apnea isn’t just disruptive, it can also cause serious problems – including, in rare cases, death.
Sleep apnea can pose risks to your health and to your overall quality of life. Let Dr. Robert Beebe, who has trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, help. Contact us today for an initial Sleep Apnea treatment consultation.