Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Treat Sleep Disorders In Fargo
Sleep apnea affects your breathing during sleep. Breathing can become very shallow, or even cease for a few seconds or even minutes. This can occur 5 to 30 times, or more, an hour.
Sleep Disorders – More Than Just Snoring
These constant interruptions can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep by changing your natural sleep rhythms. This causes you to spend more time in light sleep and less time in the deeper, more restful sleep that you need to have energy and mental acuity the next day. This almost always results in daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, poor concentration, and an increased risk of accidents. Over time, even more serious problems can develop, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and weight gain.
Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can be hard to diagnose. Not only because most of the symptoms occur while you are asleep, but also because snoring doesn’t always indicate sleep apnea, and sleep apnea doesn’t always cause snoring. But if you or a loved one has any of the following symptoms, it’s important to make sure that it hasn’t become serious. Call our Fargo dentist practice to see if an oral sleep appliance could be an option for you.
Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea
- Loud and chronic snoring
- Choking, snorting, or gasping during sleep
- Long pauses in breathing
- Daytime sleepiness, no matter how much time you spend in bed
Other Common Indicators Of Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders
- Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Morning headaches
- Restless or fitful sleep
- Insomnia or nighttime awakenings
- Going to the bathroom frequently during the night
- Waking up feeling out of breath
- Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating
- Moodiness, irritability, or depression
Snoring Isn’t Sexy, We Can Help
If you feel like you maybe be suffering from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or snoring, there is help. Make an appointment to see Dr. Hetland today and start your new life with a good night’s rest if you are in the Fargo area, including Moorhead and West Fargo.