This month of October sure is riddled with scariness at every turn, isn’t it? There’s haunted houses, terrifying costumes, jack-o-lanterns that creep you out, and ‘trickers’ waiting to ‘treat’ you to a sudden fright…BOO! All this scary stuff can cause you to lose sleep and have horrible bad dreams about vampires, witches and ghosts.
While Halloween is a fun time of year, losing sleep is never fun. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know this to be true. Lack of sleep can cause you physical and emotional strain. In addition, the sleep deprivation can affects your appearance as well as your performance.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea include:
- Snoring (ongoing or paused)
- Headaches after sleeping
- Irritability, depression, or mood swings
- Waking up to urinate often during the night
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat
- Mouth breathing even during the day
- Hyperactivity (mostly in children)
Oral appliances have been proven to be helpful for patients who suffer from sleep apnea. The appliance is worn during the night and can help with your disorder by mitigating the effects of sleep apnea when its use indicated by a sleep specialist.
Call Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry to book your appointment for your sleep apnea. Dr. J.C. Reagan is passionate about your entire health, and he recognizes that the effects of a lack of sleep reaches far beyond a sleepless night.
Posted on behalf of Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry
Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry
Hudson Oaks, TX 76087